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Lasik Vision Fluctuation

Vision Fluctuation and Changes with Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, etc.

Changes after refractive surgery with Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, and Epi-Lasik will occur primarily in two different phases. During the normal 1-6 month recovery period, vision may change dramatically. After the eye has recovered from surgery, vision will change at about the same rate it did before refractive surgery. For details on vision fluctuations after the six month healing period visit our article on refractive surgery permanence.

High Correction

If before excimer laser assisted surgery the patient was myopic over about 6.00 diopters, or hyperopic in any amount, it is common for the cornea to regresses . Most regression occurs within the first three months of healing. Enhancement surgery is commonly performed to resolve any residual or regression related refractive error. Minor glare, arc, starburst, or halo problems rapidly dissipate during the normal healing period. Striae In the Lasik or Bladeless Lasik flap tend to smooth out, reducing or eliminating ghost images.

Dry Eyes

If a Lasik patient experiences fluctuations in vision throughout the day, this can commonly be attributed to temporary Lasik or Bladeless Lasik induced dry eyes. Dry eyes is especially suspect if the vision is dramatically different from morning to evening.

Lens-based refractive surgery procedures RLE and P-IOL are significantly more invasive than Lasik, All-Laser Lasik, PRK, LASEK, or Epi-Lasik. Initial vision recovery is much more slow, with very different needs and expectations.

Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?

If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.

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