Eyesight is worse at 5 wks.

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Eyesight is worse at 5 wks.

Postby lisaew54 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:52 pm

Hi everyone,
I had asa lasik surgery done on March 6. I was pretty bad at seeing far away..something like 400/20. A week later I was seeing 25/20 and 20/20, I went back yesterday and I am now seeing at 40/20 and 50/20. Has this happened to anyone else and if so what happened? Did it eventually get better or did you have to have enhancements?
I have the dry eyes so I use the drops a lot, but it doesn't seem to help too much with my vision.
My doctor said that maybe I was having a bad day and we would wait for the three month checkup. I am getting discouraged. Any words of advice or wisdom?
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Postby The Muse » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:57 pm

I think you need to be patient with the healing process and try to stay calm as you wait it out.

I had mine done on 3/24 was seeing 20/15 the day after, then 20/30. Last week, my vision was so bad that I fell down some stairs at my hotel (business trip). Today, I'm seeing clearer than I did with contacts.

Hang in there.
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Postby lisaew54 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:52 pm

Hey Muse,
Thank you! I was starting to feel like the "only one" and that it will never be as good as I hoped. I'm still worried and I know I really need to be patient.
I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you fell and that you continue to improve. :)
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Postby griffin » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:10 am

he's right... i had 20/20 the next day after surgery and then i got really bad... at about a month out... now, 6 weeks out im getting better... its a slow process for some of us... hopefully ill get back down to 20/20... just need to be patient and see what my eyes are gonna do... you should too... talking on here helps with the sadness or depression... dont worry... you arent the only one...
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Postby lisaew54 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:49 pm

hey griffin,
Thank you too! I feel better knowing I'm not the only one...and I am trying to have patience....its just harder on some days than others. :)
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Still not clear

Postby JLilley » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:18 am

Hi, I had Lasik on March 14. I have had nothing but problems. I went for my month checkup and I have some kind of mucous under my flap. I am going in tomorrow to have my flap relifted to get it cleand out. I had clear vision only for a few hours, about 10 days after surgery and it has been down hill from there. Please let me know if anyone has any comments or past experience with this. Thanks!!!
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Postby lisaew54 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:49 pm

Hi JLilley,
I've not had any experience with mucous, how did everything go when you went to have it cleaned out?
I'm still not seeing well, but I am hoping for improvement, trying to be really, really patient.
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Postby JLilley » Tue May 20, 2008 5:55 pm

Hi lisaew54, I had all of that removed and it was very painful after the drops wore off. I am still not seeing clear. HE TOLD ME MY VISION IS NOW 20/25 BUT THAT IS HARD TO BELIEVE. I AM NOW ON MY THIRD WEEK AFTER SURGERY AND IT IS STILL BLURRY. HE RECOMMENDED I STILL DO THE PRED FORTE DROPS FOR THE SWELLING OF MY CORNIA. I AM JUST HOPING IT DOES GET BETTER. I WILL LET YOU KNOW. MY NEXT APPT. IS 6/12/08. HOPEFULLY YOUR DOING BETTER. LET ME KNOW. THANKS!! JL
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Postby Tempted » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:52 am

Same here Lisaew. I was very nearsighted. 1 week post-op, my vision was 20/20 . I am nearing 4 weeks, and I don't think it is 20/20 any more although it's still fairly good. And I have dry eyes when I'm on the computer a lot. But I try to use eye drops regularly, and it doesn't seem to help make things clearer. I'm also hoping my vision will get better. Keep us posted...
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