Just had my 2 week follow up, still double and triple vision. Now my Dr. tells me I have retinal swelling which is causing the poor vision, and he has no idea how long it will take to heal. He said the retina does heal very slowly though. He gave me Xibrom drops to help reduce the swelling.
Has anyone heard of LASIK causing retinal swelling? It doesn't make sense to me, they are 2 completely different parts of the eye. I'm very concerned now that I may never see normal again. Glasses can't even correct what I am seeing.
Well i'm not positive, but I was reading about the retina, and I guess the pressure that is applied to the eye when they first have the vaccuum on the eye to do lasik (then things go black for a few minutes when this ring is on the eye), can cause pressure on the retina in the back of the eye. Not sure if this is fully correct, but I believe this is what I read. That might be why you have some swelling there.
OK, that would make sense. I guess now I'm wondering how long it could take for the retina swelling to go down. My surgeon didn't sound very optimistic about it happening any time soon. I also assume this swelling is what is causing the double and triple vision?
He is very confident that the actual procedure is done perectly.