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bnme41 08-07-2007 12:31 PM

What is the average recovery time for dry eyes and light sensitivity?
 
Does anyone know what the average time for people to be sensitive to light and have dry eyes after lasik? I hear it's normal and should go away. Although, I didn't hear of it before the surgery. The papers stated it but the people I talked to never mentioned it.

mcr285 08-07-2007 02:38 PM

Re: What is the average recovery time for dry eyes and light sensitivity?
 
it took me about a week or two for all of the light sensitivity to go away completely, and now, over 8 months post-op, i still have dry eyes, but not horribly. when did you have your surgery?

bnme41 08-09-2007 01:09 PM

Re: What is the average recovery time for dry eyes and light sensitivity?
 
I had my surgery 8 weeks ago. The first month I got along fine and for the past month I have been very sensitive to light.

DollBaby24 08-15-2007 06:21 PM

Re: What is the average recovery time for dry eyes and light sensitivity?
 
[QUOTE=bnme41;3141784]Does anyone know what the average time for people to be sensitive to light and have dry eyes after lasik? I hear it's normal and should go away. Although, I didn't hear of it before the surgery. The papers stated it but the people I talked to never mentioned it.[/QUOTE]

Hi,

The light sensitivity for me was only an issue for a few weeks. The dry eyes, however, lasted for months. I just had my 9 month post op appointment today and my vision is better than 20/20 and my eyes are very comfortable and rarely bother me. But for the first 3 or 4 months I had dry eyes to the point where they were uncomfortable. But I think my result so far has been fantasic and I don't regret it at all and feel it was worth every penny!!!

jakem1 08-16-2007 07:11 AM

Re: What is the average recovery time for dry eyes and light sensitivity?
 
The literature says:

Light sensitivity: "a few weeks".

Dry eyes: "up to 6 months"


The above date apply to about 80% of the people of course like everything else in life it is a Bell Curve and one can wind up on the wrong part of the curve.


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