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    Old 04-08-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
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    Talking Lasik on 4/13/05!!

    Hello!

    I went to get my pre-op testing on Wednesday, everything is a go! I was actually really lucky to get an appt so quickly! My surgeon is the only one in my area (whole state of FL, actually I believe!) that does the IntraLasik, totally bladeless. But Im so excited I cant stand it!! I am hoping that everything goes smoothly! Im the one to worry and imagine the worst of everything. I keep thinking that Im going to panick and freak out when I see them comming at my eye to peel back the flap! They are going to give me a valuim before the procedure, so hopefully I will be okay. But I had an appt with my oral surgeon the friday (2 days postop) after my Lasik to get my wisdom teeth cut out, and the oral surgeon made me reshedule for a whole month later!! This is kinda dissappointing because I really wanted these teeth out (painful). Oh well, at least I will be able to see without glasses now! (hopefully) Wish me luck!

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    Old 04-22-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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    Hi!

    How did it go??? I have my "mapping" appointment in 3 weeks, so I have to stop wearing my contacts next week. If all goes well, I will be scheduling the procedure sometime in June. I actually have to have them done on two different days because of the size of my pupils -- but I am VERY nervous. How is your vision now? Can you tell me anything about the surgery that may make me less nervous? How long did your eyes feel "grainy?" I know they are going to give me a couple of valuim, so I'm looking forward to that. Did your eye water at all when they were doing the procedure? How long was the actual laser going for?

    Thanks!!!!

     
    Old 05-01-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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    Re: Lasik on 4/13/05!!

    Hi Zip

    Glad to hear your gonna get your eyes done! It was a wonderful experience for me. The whole procedure took about 6 mins total, from start to end. Take the valuim, they help wonderfully. Um, I was completely freaked out the day before my surgery, I was so nervous. But once your in the chair, they put the numbing drops in, and then they put the lid seperator thingee in, which is a bit uncomfortable, but not painful at all. Just feels like pressure, its in before you know it. They cut my flap with a laser, not the mikrokeratome. It took Id say about 30 seconds for the flap. You actually cant really see anything during the procedure. I couldnt see the doc coming at me to peel down the flap. But they tell you everything they are doing. Im not sure if I teared up, because my eyes were numb. My doc didnt mention anything to me about it. So after they do the flap, they move you over to the actul laser, which takes about a minute or 2. All I could see during this was a red dot, which the doc told me to follow. After that, your done!!! It is sooooooooooooo easy and not painful at all!!! You will be amazed! Um, my eyes did great post-op. Sometimes they felt a bit grainy, especially my right one. But just put your drops in like your supposed to, and it will be fine. I just went on my first vacation since having it done. It was a road trip, and it was so awesome to be able to see everything so clearly. Although, while on vacation, my right eye got really blurry all of a sudden, and a lil painful, like someone poked me in it. But I guess my eyes are still healing, so its to be expected. It was fine after a few hours. I still had some of the antibiotic drops left, so I put a drop in my eye, and took a motrin for the pain, and ta-da! Back to normal. I guess everyone is different. But I am already back to wearing eye makeup, with no problems. Its been almost 3 weeks. Im extremely happy I did it, as Im sure you will be. Ask your doc every question you have, no matter what it is. We sure are paying them enough for it!! Good luck!!
    BTW: When you have your mapping done, they will dilate your eyes. Please take some sunglasses and a hat or something to keep the sun out of your eyes on the way home. Anything white will be almost blinding to look at. Mine stayed dilated for 36 hours!! I guess they use stronger dilation drops for this versus a regular eye exam! Keep in touch!

     
    Old 05-10-2005, 10:05 AM   #4
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    Re: Lasik on 4/13/05!!

    Thanks for all of the advice. I have my mapping appointment on Saturday morning, so I will let you know how it goes. My allergies have been acting up quite a bit, so I'm going to ask my doctor what I should do. I'm actually heading to my hometown (south of Boston) for the appointment and the doctor I'm seeing did my mother's lasik a few years ago. I'll have my family to drive me around for the next day -- but I will have my sunglasses!

    Thanks again!

     
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