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Old 09-07-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy unclear vision after lasik

I had lasik surgery on one eye four days ago. So far I haven't been able to see far nor close. My prescription was -2.25 before the surgery and I also had some astigmatism. My distance vision is somewhat better than it was before the surgery but still very blurry. For example watching tv is difficult. I tried on my old eyeglasses but they make things even blurrier. My up-close vision is also very bad. For example I can't read a newspaper. I tried on my mum's reading glasses and they make things clearer. I'm 27 years old and my up-close vision was perfect before the surgery.

In my 1st day check up the flap was okay but there was some swelling. I'll have a second check up tomorrow. I'm putting on all the eye drops. My eye doesn't feel dry but I still use the moiturising drops every hour.

I'm wondering if all of this is normal. I've read many stories where people have fluctuating vision or regressing vision. Mine hasn't been clear at all after the surgery.

 
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

It's now been 10 days since my operation and my vision has gotten better. In my one week check up my doctor told me that I now have some hyperopia and astigmatism.

My close-up vision has gotten so good that I can read the newspaper and use computer even though the vision is not as sharp as it used to be. Very small print is difficult to see. If it's too close I can't see it and if I put it further away it's too far. That's kinda annoying!

I have more trouble with distance and especially mid-distance vision. I can drive but I can't see traffic signs clearly if they're too far. I can watch tv and read the subtitles. If I read a newspaper or look at the computer screen I have to be quite close in order to see the print. I hope that'll improve with time.

Next week I'll have another check up and after that they'll operate my other eye. I think the unoperated eye is messing up my vision at the moment because it's -4,5 and I can't see much with it.

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
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It's been two weeks since my right eye was operated. In my latest check-up I had 20/30 vision and the prescription was +.75 with .75 astigmatism. Things continue to be unclear but it's gotten better.

I had my left eye operated two days ago. Everything went perfectly and I noticed a difference between the two eyes right after surgery. Yesterday my vision in the both eyes separately was 20/30 and with the two eyes together I could read most of the 20/20 line. Even though both eyes were at 20/30, there was a difference between them. The right one was a blurry 20/30 and the left was much clearer (if that makes any sense). Today I'm noticing even more improvement in the left eye. I can see crisp and clear with the left eye whereas the right one is still blurry and can't see that well.

Even with the unclear right eye, my new vision continues to impress me. My field of vision is so wide that I almost can't believe it. I love being able to see without my classes and can't wait to go swimming and working out at the gym (those were the occasions where my glasses bothered me the most).

 
Old 10-07-2008, 07:40 AM   #4
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

I have 4 days post Lasik and I am so blurry I feel seasick. Let me knw what you find out... if this is expected...I was told it will go away. It feels like it is permanent. I was told my vision wold be "so great, when you wake up you will be so happy" NOT. I feel (see) worse than pre Lasik.

 
Old 10-09-2008, 01:48 PM   #5
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

Don't worry Chrissie66, it may take some time for the blurriness to go away. My right eye was completely blurry for 5-6 days after the surgery but after that it started slowly to get better. I'm now 5 weeks post-op. My right eye is still not as clear as the left one but I don't even notice it when I'm looking with my both eyes. Keep moisturising your eyes and put in all the eyedrops!

 
Old 10-18-2008, 07:07 AM   #6
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

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I had lasik surgery on one eye four days ago. So far I haven't been able to see far nor close. My prescription was -2.25 before the surgery and I also had some astigmatism. My distance vision is somewhat better than it was before the surgery but still very blurry. For example watching tv is difficult. I tried on my old eyeglasses but they make things even blurrier. My up-close vision is also very bad. For example I can't read a newspaper. I tried on my mum's reading glasses and they make things clearer. I'm 27 years old and my up-close vision was perfect before the surgery.

In my 1st day check up the flap was okay but there was some swelling. I'll have a second check up tomorrow. I'm putting on all the eye drops. My eye doesn't feel dry but I still use the moiturising drops every hour.

I'm wondering if all of this is normal. I've read many stories where people have fluctuating vision or regressing vision. Mine hasn't been clear at all after the surgery.
Who had you considered to do your surgery and who actually did your surgery? Would you say they were accurate in addression risks?

 
Old 10-18-2008, 07:09 AM   #7
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

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I had lasik surgery on one eye four days ago. So far I haven't been able to see far nor close. My prescription was -2.25 before the surgery and I also had some astigmatism. My distance vision is somewhat better than it was before the surgery but still very blurry. For example watching tv is difficult. I tried on my old eyeglasses but they make things even blurrier. My up-close vision is also very bad. For example I can't read a newspaper. I tried on my mum's reading glasses and they make things clearer. I'm 27 years old and my up-close vision was perfect before the surgery.

In my 1st day check up the flap was okay but there was some swelling. I'll have a second check up tomorrow. I'm putting on all the eye drops. My eye doesn't feel dry but I still use the moiturising drops every hour.

I'm wondering if all of this is normal. I've read many stories where people have fluctuating vision or regressing vision. Mine hasn't been clear at all after the surgery.
Who had you considered to do your surgery and who actually did your surgery? Would you say they were accurate in addression risks?

 
Old 10-18-2008, 07:40 AM   #8
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

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I have 4 days post Lasik and I am so blurry I feel seasick. Let me knw what you find out... if this is expected...I was told it will go away. It feels like it is permanent. I was told my vision wold be "so great, when you wake up you will be so happy" NOT. I feel (see) worse than pre Lasik.
I have gone to two consults and have had two totally different opinions. Lasik plus was very unorganized with my appointment. My suprize was that I did see Dr. Nancy Mize and she was very thorough and probably the best exam i ever had... no rushing whatsoever. she was concerned about me being on the high end of the spectrum with a -9.00, having some areas of thinness to my cornias and a eye exam that sugggested my vision has changed in the past 6 months. I felt she was honest in saying I am not a candidate right now but with leaving my contacts out my cornia may reshape and I may be a candidate if my vision does not change. She also examined my retinas and had minor concerns and suggested a retina exam by a specialist to be thorough. Her suggestion was possibly PRK because it works on th esurface without a flap. Later inthe day , I did get the feeling the she may not be the surgeon and just the examining MD because the Lasik coordinator spoke to her ans suggested to her i was a candidate. Not clear on how seh made that decision and felt she was more of the manager tand pushing surgery beacuse the location just opened.

Two days later ,I went to see Dean Dornic in Cary and his staff were great and very thorough. Dr Dornic on the other hand was personable but very brief and decided to do surgery before he even examined my vision. ODD in my mind! He was not concerned about the change in my vision and did not even mention it after comparing the eye exam to my glas Rx. He did look briefely at my retina's adn made no comment becides "OK" and suggested wavefront custom Lasik becuse of my thin cornias and the possibility of doing a touch-up. ( Thin cornias have that risk of not having enough tissue to do touch-up's and having the risk of going into glasses again , just with a weaker rx.)

So I'm confused and feel I need a tie breaker. Dr. Dornic seems to want to operate and was much less sensitive to complications afterwords... risks being in the consent and his opinion was i have bad eyes and the surgery will help. What do you think from you r consult(s) and who did you see?

 
Old 10-18-2008, 10:11 PM   #9
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

I once had a Kaiser Permanente Doctor tell me I was not a good candidate for Lasik. I ignored this advice, figuring "It's a HMO doctor!". I was so wrong. I went into a clinic in South Orange County CA and was told I was a great candidate and was told how well I would see. I have had a little more than 2 weeks and all though I see more clearly now...it is blurry and the blurry has not let up. I was told to live with this blur for the next year and I may get touch up at that point! I can tell you right now I need a touch up. I cant see, I cant read, I cant drive. If I put on 100 magnifying glasses, The blur goes away and then I can function.... That is how my vision should be right now, without the glasses . I now see I probably was not a good candidate and the Kaiser doctor was being honest.
My point, It seems as though you should listen to the first doctor. Sounds as though she was being honest.

 
Old 10-24-2008, 09:58 AM   #10
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

i had the surgery two years ago and up until now everything was fine. now i am having blurry vision off and on. whats up with that. i have 20 20 vison but now gets blurry and then clears up. NO its not dry eye. whats wrong with my eyes?

 
Old 11-03-2008, 06:51 PM   #11
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This make me so nervous. I want to have lasik but only if I know there will not be any complications. I am very nervous when it comes to my eyes but I am so tired of wearing contacts and tired of my eyes being dry and red late at night. I will go to a doctor but I am going to listen to whatever they tell me. I might get more than one opinion but hopefully they all say the same thing so i don't get confused. I will go somewhere that is trusted too.

 
Old 11-03-2008, 09:48 PM   #12
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This make me so nervous. I want to have lasik but only if I know there will not be any complications. I am very nervous when it comes to my eyes but I am so tired of wearing contacts and tired of my eyes being dry and red late at night. I will go to a doctor but I am going to listen to whatever they tell me. I might get more than one opinion but hopefully they all say the same thing so i don't get confused. I will go somewhere that is trusted too.
If you don't want complications, do not get the Lasik. Blurry vision is the last thing I thought would be the result of Lasik. It has been about 5 weeks and it is still blurry, not the "you will be so happy tomorrow" I was told. I was sad that I was one of those who had terribly blurry vision...and still do!!!! Now it appears I will be the person they don't really tell you in the consultation, the "re-do"..."we will re-do it in about 6 to 12 months" "It will get better, it's blurry from dry eyes" If you have dry eye's now, it gets worse with Lasik. That is part of the known side effects. Dry eyes and drops every 15 minutes. The Restasis drops are about $170.00. The Systane is about $12.00 and that is well worth it, they work good, use every 15 minutes. The actual procedure is not hard or painful. The chance you may not get the vision you wanted is the problem.

 
Old 01-07-2009, 07:11 PM   #13
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

I'd have to agree with Crissie66...I am a yr into my Lasik post op and have since, been contacting attorneys for litigation.
I have a dry spot on one eye, feels like there is a loose eye lash in it.
I've had nothing but problems with my vision.
I 've seen barber shops with less customer turnover than these Lasik joints.
Basically, they sit you down to view a 30 min tape on success stories.
Oh, and yes, they do mention, as a side note, that a small percentage of patients will have minor issues with halos.
Well, from what I've seen, most people have 'halos', and if you don't think that's a problem, think again.
I mean, some people don't think they are that big of a deal I guess, I don't know their experience exactly, but from my own experience, halos are very distracting, so is blurry vision, so is eye strain, and no, I am not a watch maker.
Lasik has got to be the most over rated, criminally justified form of surgery ever conceived of by modern medicine.

 
Old 01-31-2009, 06:07 PM   #14
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I had LASIK with Dr. Dean Dornic after being turned down elsewhere. Because of my thin corneas and preexisting dry eye problems with contacts we did IntrLase. After a rocky 2 months I am seeing great and am glad I did it. Now I am much better off than I was with contacts.

 
Old 02-11-2009, 08:41 PM   #15
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Re: unclear vision after lasik

Well, I'm 4 weeks after lasik, and still blurry as well.

Not sure why.

 
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