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    Old 07-24-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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    Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    I had LASIK in August 2004 and then adjustment in January 2005. All went fine.

    In August 2005 I went for my annual eye exam and my doctor mentioned that one of my flaps wasn't completely healed yet but he wasn't concerned about it.

    Last week my right eye was killing me all of the sudden. It felt like I had something in it. I flushed it out many time. Nothing helped. So I made an emergency eye appointment. My flap has come back up. Doctor gave me antibiotic drops (because I am at a high risk for eye infection with the expose cells) and put a contact in my eye to hold down the flap.

    In 2 days I am going to see a cornea specialist. I am worried about this. Has this happened to anyone else?

     
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    Old 07-24-2006, 11:08 AM   #2
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    My doctor said a good bit of it was lifted (or whatever it was called". I took the contact out the next morning. (My doctor told me to.) It doesn't hurt anymore but I can still feel a little something in my eye.

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    Old 07-24-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    I'm sorry that you are having problems with your flap. Did the doctor give you a reason why it hasn't healed correctly?

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    Old 07-25-2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    No nothing hit my eye or anything like that. She said that sometimes this can happen after Lasik. I believe that it never re-attached after the Lasik and has been slowing coming up more and more.

     
    Old 07-25-2006, 05:43 AM   #5
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    Oh and the doctor I went to wasn't my Lasik surgeon. She is just a regular eye doctor. I am going to a Cornea Specialist tomorrow so I should know more then.

     
    Old 07-27-2006, 04:03 PM   #6
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    I hope that you are able to get things worked out quickly. Was I correct in reading that your surgery was 2 years ago?

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    Old 07-28-2006, 05:35 AM   #7
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    Yes I had lasik in August 2004 and an adjustment in March 2005.

    I went to a Corneal Specialist. My flap is back down but a piece of it is swollen and open. It's called Cornea Edema. This can cause many problems. So I am using drops called Muro to try to prevent that. He told me to go see my lasik surgeon to have this taken care of. So I went back to the place I had lasik and saw the eye doc, not the surgeon. He seemed to be less concerned than the Corneal Specialist was. He told me to continue to use to Muro drops. I am going back next week so the lasik surgeon can look at my eye and decide if I need surgery. The surgery would be him pulling my flap back, flushing the eye, and smoothing the flap back down.

     
    Old 06-10-2007, 08:10 PM   #8
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

    I had one that shifted but I went back for the one day post op and they fixed it, everything has been fine every sence about 3 weeks so far.

     
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

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    Old 09-01-2007, 05:57 PM   #10
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    Re: Anyone have problems with the cornea flap after LASIK?

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    I had one that shifted but I went back for the one day post op and they fixed it, everything has been fine every sence about 3 weeks so far.
    How did you know the corneal flap moved?

    I had Lasik 3 days ago and last night I ended up rubbing my eye (cause my goggles came off).

    The left eye is only slightly fuzzier than the right....not sure if corneal flap was moved or not.

    How do you know?

     
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