See you next year???

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See you next year???

Postby Betty39 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:59 am

Yesterday I had what I guess was the last appt. with my corneal specialist. At least for a year he said, barring any other problems. He examined my eyes and said that at this point if he didn't know I had dry eye symptoms he wouldn't even note it. He said they are only mildly dry and within normal levels. And they do feel much better. There are some dryness issues still but nothing major now. Since I am at 6 months now I am hoping by one year they will feel like they did before surgery. If not I can cope with this. And I am to be on the Restasis for a whole year.
So I was surprised I won't be coming in for so long, but at the same time relieved that they appear to be responding well to the medication and the silicone plugs. He said the plugs could stay in indefinitely. And I will still use the Genteal gel at night. But basically I am down to 1 or 0 times a day with the artificial drops, the Restasis 2x a day, and the gel at night.
I have really come along way with this, I hope it continues to stay improved.
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Postby LasikExpert » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:38 pm

Your journey through refractive surgery as you have documented in our forums will undoubtedly be helpful for others who encounter the same concerns. Hopefully we will see you next year also, or you may even stick around to offer advice for new visitors.
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Postby tiggy » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:49 pm

Yeah Betty!!! I am so happy for you!

Have a wonderful summer-
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Postby Betty39 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:13 am

Oh yeah, I will stick around. I didn't mean to imply I was leaving the forum! I was just surprised my corneal specialist let me go so soon. I was paying for him out of pocket so for that reason I am glad. And I can always go back if I have any more problems. As I said, the dryness is a minor problem now. I hope although I am already at almost 7 months that it will still improve with more time. But if not, like I said, I can deal with this.
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Postby etess » Mon May 07, 2007 2:04 am

Betty! Congrats! I haven't logged on to this site in WEEKS! I have been feeling better....not perfect....but definately better. I had been trying to stay away for a while.....I think I was obsessed.

I'm going to post something update on me....but I am so happy for you!

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Postby Betty39 » Mon May 07, 2007 2:07 am

Thanks etess!
Glad to hear you are doing better too!
Can't wait to read your update. I am/was obsessed too. This site saved my sanity. I am sure once we are fully healed we will let go and get on with our lives. I know I am on here way less than I used to be.

Take Care!
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Postby baseballfan » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:27 pm

I had a day after visit, one week visit and a one month visit. After the one month my dr. said he would see me in a year. I also thought it was a little odd.
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