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    Old 02-17-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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    Here's a question about the halos some people experience. I am now about 6 weeks post-surgery (the encimer laser version), and I am still seeing halos around lights at night, and also during the day if there is a darker background behind the lights, they shine too bright. It is not so extreme that it disturbs me, sometimes I may have to look away for a few seconds but no big deal. But I am wondering if my doc will recommend follow-up surgery if this doesn't go away (and if this can be treated at all with another surgey).
    Also, would this make it unsafe to drive at night? I would almost think so since it does alter my vision...

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    Old 02-20-2006, 12:13 PM   #2
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    Re: Halos?

    From most things that I have read the halos and ghosting are something that is common with all types of lasik, but it should gradually diminish over time. Sometimes taking several weeks or a few months. What you need to ask yourself is "Is it getting any better or staying the same?"

    If it isn't improving, you might want to ask your doctor. Or, give it two more weeks (for a whole 2 months after surgery) and see if there is any improvement.

    Also, my doctor (and another website) suggested taking two 500mg Vitamin C tablets a day. One in the morning and one later in the day for a total of 1,000mg per day. They actually suggested that I do this a couple of weeks prior to surgery and a few weeks after. It's supposed to reduce hazing/glare.

    Hope it gets better for you, but try the "C" and maybe give it a couple of weeks. If you are really concerned, you should ask your doctor about it.

    Old 02-24-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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    Re: Halos?

    Thanks a lot for the tip, I'll try that for sure I didn't know if the halos can still disappear several weeks post-op, but I will simply observe it for the next 3 months (which is when I'll go back home to see my regular eye doc again). I guess I'm not too worried about it then

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