7 month update

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7 month update

Postby floatanddry » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:17 pm

Well, here is my 7 month update.

Everything with my visual acquity turned out great BUT

my floaters are horrendous. I suffered bi-lateral posterior vitreous detachments post lasik that are causing my vitreous to breakdown quickly resulting in many floater clumps in my central vision. And NO these are not being tuned by the brain, nor has any retina specialist I've seen expected them too.

I have a very visually demanding job and it's been terrible. I am considering a vitrectomy which is a very serious surgery at this point to deal with this problem. I am a young successful business person (in 30's) and it is a difficult dillemma. A top retina surgeoun in the US has me under his care and has agreed to the surgery if needed, and we will be looking at surgery for later this year.

Here is my advice to folks considering Lasik - don't fix what ain't broke because you don't know what could happen. I lay no blame on anyone except myself for not being smarter about medical procedures on the most important part of ones senses.

I won't post anymore on this site about my condition, but hope everyone else a safe and healthy future no matter what happens.

God Bless.

FD
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Postby Pappy » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:26 pm

You have my sincere hopes that your surgery turns out well.

Best of luck!
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Re: 7 month update

Postby boston » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:14 am

floatanddry wrote:... I lay no blame on anyone except myself for not being smarter about medical procedures on the most important part of ones senses. ...


Well how were you supposed to know man?? Its not your fault. I've never read about people having bad experiences or heard bad things about it until I found this forum.

Btw, how is the dryness, has that gotten better? I see your name is "floatanddry".
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Postby floatanddry » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:24 pm

The dry eye has gotten better over time for me - It look about 4 months and I would still say I am not 100%.

From the research I have read dry eye can really fluctuate over the first year. The best thing to do is to keep using artificial tears so that the healing process can continue. You may also want to look at short term plugs to help your situation. Talk to your doctor (or another one if that is better) for you.

If you are in Boston you have access to some good dry eye experts at mass eye and ear, new england eye center, or opthomolic consultants of boston. I know more about boston based eye doctors than I ever wanted to :(

Thanks for you support as well. It's hard not to beat yourself up over this stuff.
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Postby boston » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:31 pm

Four months from the time of surgery, or four months after your 7 months - 11 months??

Thanks a lot man for the good info.
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Postby floatanddry » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:36 pm

4 months after the original surgery...

if you want to send me a private message you can use

eyehelp AT live DOT com
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