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I have had Lasik about 8 years ago ( out side of US) which made my dry eye syndrome even worse. It is gotten to the point that I have to use 7-8 individual eye lubricant per day and still can't open my eyes in the morning due to the dryness. I have plug in one eye to keep the moisture and not in the other due to too much tears falling out rather than stay in my eye and still dry. Tried glass + lens but no help. Double vision in one eye, blur vision in other, combined: double, blurred vision all together. Reading is painful.
I tried numerous things including restasis when my insurance was covering it.At times, problem was getting better. 2years ago, on one of my trips to Europe, a doctor told me that my Cornea has wrinkled and another laser surgery will help but does not make it all go away, which due to complications that I faced on my last surgery, I am not willing to do it unless there is absolutely no other way.
The ophthalmologist I used to see 2-3 years ago, couldn't get anything done. The only thing that temporary helps is Steroid which has a lot more side effects than benefit if used for the rest of my life ( if I am correct ).
I am trying to find a surgeon who is specialized in Lasik. The main Problem I am facing is that I don't know where to go and who to trust as most of lasik doctors like to perform these high cost procedures for several reasons which money & higher number of lasik performance in their record are 2 reasons that I believe. Which got me in trouble at the first place. A patient with dry eye syndrome is not a good candidate for Lasik but none of them told me that untill afterward. OOps.
Some info: I am 39- work on computer a lot - majoring in advertising : means need good vision for years to come and can't switch career. Live in: Alpharetta , GA