I had surgery about 12 days ago. The doctor performed PRK on my left eye and Lasik on my right eye. The first week after surgery, my right eye (Lasik) was perfect. The left eye (PRK) was a bit irritated and blurry, but I was told that was to be expected and PRK takes longer to heal. About a day or so after I got the band-aid contact taken out of the PRK eye I suddenly noticed that my right eye had gotten blurry. Now, my PRK eye is very clear for long distance, but extremely blurry close up, and my Lasik eye is blurry for distance and clear close up.
I went to the doctor in a panic a few days ago, and when he dilated my eyes and put some drops in to "relax" the muscles of the right eye, I could see distance again. However, those drops wore off after a couple hours. He told me it would just take time for the eyes to catch up and adjust to one another. However, I'm getting very nervous. I'm having a lot of trouble even seeing my computer screen as I type this, and either have to hold it very far away or bring it very close to my eyes. I read Audiobooks for a living, so, I'm a bit concerned...
Any one have any thoughts, advice, experience with this???
As far as I know, it was not a mono-vision procedure...(unless my surgeon is holding something back and not telling me...cus it certainly seems like mono-vision, but my eye doctor reassured me that it was not). I went to see my regular eye doctor this past week and she semed to agree that it's my eyes just readjusting to this new vision, and it will take a little time. Also, my righteye (Lasik) eye isdoctor apparently very dry, which may not be helping.
The reason for the two procedures was that, due to an astigmatism in my left eye, the topography of the eye was a bit bumpier, and the surgeon thought I would get better results on that eye from PRK, and it would be less risk than trying to do the flap on that eye. That being said...my eye doctor did say the the PRK eye is healing quite fast (and I do see distance well with that eye...close up is murder).
Everyone says it's just gonna take some time...but it's super, super annoying, and I'm really feeling like I may have made a huge mistake and am desperately missing my glasses.
Tried posting once, but not sure if went through, so apologiesnif this a repeat...
No, as far as I know, it was not a mono vision procedure. The surgeon never mentioned this...though after i started experiencing these issues, I went to see my regular eye doctor and inquired if maybe she thought he had, in fact, performed a mono vision surgery, but she said, while I am experiencing mono vision-like symptoms, it is not mono vision. She also agreed with my surgeon that the eyes are taking time to adjust to each other, and that the right eye is spasming, which is creating this myopia....she thinks it will just take a little time....which, frankly, is not very reassuring to me at this point, as I'm not really seeing an improvement. Though, when I close my left eye, after a few moments the far vision in the right eye does clear up.
The reason for the procedures is that my surgeon felt my left eye's topography was not as round, due to an astigmatism, so he felt PRK would be less risky and would yield better results. According to my doctor, the PRK eye does seem to be healing quite quickly....
The whole situation is very annoying, and I'm really missing my glasses and contacts right now....I'm hoping that they're all correct, and it will just take
some time for them to finally adjust to each other. But....for right now....not fun.....
The following user gives a hug of support to zipthunk: ktez (03-04-2012)
I have heard that PRK does have a longer healing time, so maybe it will take a while for your eyes to heal and adjust yet. Keep using the lubricating drops often, even if they don't feel dry because they need moisture to be able to heal. Hope they heal fast and keep getting better!
Thanks for the response....any encouragement helps! I'll keep using those drops, and I head back to the surgeon on Tuesday for a check-up, then back to my eye doc on Wednesday, so fingers crossed, it'll all work itself out...thanks again!