Re: Over a year after Lasik - eyes still dry
has it gotten better for you?
I had lasik 5 months ago. Turns out now that was a leap of (bad) faith. I did do research, but it sounded like all of the problems go away unless you are in the .2% that get ectasia. Obviously, the truth wasn't disclosed to me and researching online you find the same glossed over half-truths that your doctor told you. The FDA website is a bit better, but who thinks to read the FDA website before undergoing medical procedures?! Plus not even the FDA tells you that the flap doesn't heal. I don't even think the doctors know if it does or not. The optometrists in my docs office says that the old style flaps didn't, the new ones do. But I can't find any validation for that online anywhere. Why didn't they explain that BEFORE they do the procedure?
Just wondering if you have had any recovery since your last post.
1. right eye: fine, still probably healing but sees good, and feels decent most of the time. Not 100% normal, but seems to always be on the upswing.
2. left eye: Not even close to the same result as the right eye. Near vision goes in and out from clear to blurry for no apparent reason, and there is a glare or blurring on one side of my vision that is very annoying.
I am also seeing starbursts that I don't like and were not there before. Driving is fine, street lamps are fine. But LED lights like on the cable box, and outdoor house lights all have starbursts. Last night I saw 3 moons for a few seconds before blinking a bunch of times and acclimating to the night darkness. LasikPlus is where I had this done. They said up to 3 months you could have starbursts/halos/glare and then it goes away. Really? Its been 5 months and it is still there.