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nepperso 12-19-2007 04:15 AM

lasik redo success
Should I get my eyes redone or settle with glasses?

It's nearly a year after getting Lasik and I'm still having vison issues. My left eye has a filmy haze and slowly loosing 20/20 and my right eye has gone down to 20/30.

I'm also stil affected by dryeye.

nugeme 01-18-2008 04:45 AM

Re: lasik redo success
What does your doctor say?

Jake40 01-18-2008 04:51 PM

Re: lasik redo success
You should have it done but the doctor may refuse to do it.

Doctors don't like to do it again unless you are at least 20/40 as they will tell you the risk/reward isn't worth it. Also you need to have enough tissue left to redo it.

I went from -4.5 to 0.0 (20/20) the day after surgery. I regressed rapidly and by 6 months was all the way back to -1.75.

I had an enhancement done and at 2 months out I have regressed to -0.75 or about 20/30 the same as you are now. I can "get by" without glasses but I hate having crappy less than ideal vision. That is my personal taste. Others don't mind less than ideal as long as they were able to get rid of glasses.

In your case, you have regressed very little so if you have it done the regression then 2nd time will be negligible. Your problem will be convincing the doc to do it.

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