It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Lasik Eye Surgery Message Board

  • PRK need help

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 08-03-2017, 11:13 AM   #1
    Helpmepls1234
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Aug 2017
    Posts: 2
    Helpmepls1234 HB User
    PRK need help

    Im two months after PRK with really dry eyes and i now also have floaters at bright light... Im depressed and i wonder if i will ever get better. I never had dryness and floaters before surgery

     
    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 08-14-2017, 08:50 AM   #2
    hatazcat
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Aug 2017
    Posts: 3
    hatazcat HB User
    Re: PRK need help

    hi i had lasik about 3 weeks ago. idont have the problems you have but my reading vision was good for a week but now its bad again. im really depressed. i have to take a certification test for work and i cant study. im worried. so i guess we have that in common. what did you go in for? is your vision better? im trying not to read negative disaster stories and remain optimistic tho too. heather

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 08-14-2017, 02:26 PM   #3
    Helpmepls1234
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Aug 2017
    Posts: 2
    Helpmepls1234 HB User
    Re: PRK need help

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hatazcat View Post
    hi i had lasik about 3 weeks ago. idont have the problems you have but my reading vision was good for a week but now its bad again. im really depressed. i have to take a certification test for work and i cant study. im worried. so i guess we have that in common. what did you go in for? is your vision better? im trying not to read negative disaster stories and remain optimistic tho too. heather
    My right eye had ghosting and blurry vision for 6 weeks~ and now its better so i think you still have time to heal : )

    But if you are really worried go to a doctor just to be sure everything is fine.
    Try to see if your vision gets better after you put eye drops

    Last edited by Helpmepls1234; 08-14-2017 at 02:28 PM.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 09-01-2017, 08:03 AM   #4
    mjonis
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Jul 2017
    Posts: 5
    mjonis HB User
    Re: PRK need help

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Helpmepls1234 View Post
    Im two months after PRK with really dry eyes and i now also have floaters at bright light... Im depressed and i wonder if i will ever get better. I never had dryness and floaters before surgery

    I wouldn't think the PRK has anything to do with the floaters. Those are "inside" the eye where the laser never goes. Most people have floaters by the age of 20 or thereabouts.

    However, if it's something new, I'd definitely get it checked out.

    For the dry eye, definitely use the eydrops they gave you (hopefully). Use them as often as you need to. Ironically I think I had less dry eye with PRK that the Lasik. I will say the drops help with the vision clarity, while the eye heals. I'm at 6 weeks post PRK now and don't feel dry eye very often, but I do notice that when I use the drops I can usually see a little clearer.

    Ghosting is still happening "up close" (6-10 feet away, but it depends on the lighting and what I'm looking at). I can't say that i notice ghosting for distances, but when I had my 3-week followup, the eye chart was definitely ghosting.

    I was around -1 before the PRK (around 20/100 or thereabouts) and 3-week post PRK am at 20/50, although it wasn't a clear 20/50.

    But right now if I close my left eye, things are definitely clearer at a distance than the left-eye (-0.5). Up close, not so much. I *think* it's getting better though.

    Also talk to the doc for your dry eye if the drops aren't working. There's different types and strengths of the drops (mile dryness, moderate, heavy, etc.) although I find that the ones for really dry eyes have more "oil" in them and feel more viscous.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 09-01-2017, 10:46 AM   #5
    AlexC
    Newbie
     
    Join Date: Aug 2017
    Posts: 3
    AlexC HB User
    Re: PRK need help

    I had laser surgery (not PRK) many years ago and also feel that I'm bothered by floaters more often than I was beforehand. It's especially noticeable when I'm looking at the sky on bright days, but I think overtime I got used to it.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:50 AM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!