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    Old 07-11-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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    Hyperopic Lasik

    I'm farsighted (right eye +3.5, left eye +5.0). I have had consultations with lasik doctors who said my script was high but that they could perform the surgery. I'm considering lasik unfortunately there doesn't seem to be many farsighted people who have had the procedure. I'm hoping to hear from other hyperopes who have had the procedure. Are you pleased with the results? Would you recommend having the procedure to other hyperopes?

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    Old 11-23-2008, 05:18 AM   #2
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    I'm farsighted (right eye +3.5, left eye +5.0). I have had consultations with lasik doctors who said my script was high but that they could perform the surgery. I'm considering lasik unfortunately there doesn't seem to be many farsighted people who have had the procedure. I'm hoping to hear from other hyperopes who have had the procedure. Are you pleased with the results? Would you recommend having the procedure to other hyperopes?
    I am also considering lasik for my farsighted problems. Several doctors say they can help, but like you said farsighted is a small percentage. Did you have lasik.

     
    Old 04-09-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

    I had it done in January 09 I was +5 in one eye and +6 in the other. After 3 months I can see pretty good but not as good as before with my glasses. My close up vision is excellent distance (50' plus) is a tiny bit blurry

     
    Old 04-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #4
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

    I just had lasik done a week ago and am having serious problems with blurred vision. I spoke to a surgeon that deals with complications due to lasik and he suggested I have what's called an irregular astigmatism (this is something that is almost impossible to correct, with either corrective lenses or surgery). If you can see clearly with corrective lenses right now I urge you not to do the surgery. This is the last thing I expected when having this procedure done, I did my research both on the doctor performing my surgery, and on lasik itself. This is possibly the biggest mistake I've made in my life.

     
    Old 04-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #5
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    I just had lasik done a week ago and am having serious problems with blurred vision. I spoke to a surgeon that deals with complications due to lasik and he suggested I have what's called an irregular astigmatism (this is something that is almost impossible to correct, with either corrective lenses or surgery). If you can see clearly with corrective lenses right now I urge you not to do the surgery. This is the last thing I expected when having this procedure done, I did my research both on the doctor performing my surgery, and on lasik itself. This is possibly the biggest mistake I've made in my life.

    I don't understand how did the irregular astigmatism happen. Was it a result of the lasik? Otherwise, you should have known you had irregular asigmatism before you had lasik. Was it custimized lasik?

     
    Old 04-16-2009, 05:31 PM   #6
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    If you don't want problems with glare, night vision (halos, starburts, double vision, and eye pain don't get lasik. I regret my lasik decision every second of the day, I now need glasses that are twice as expensive as my old ones and i figure I'll be spending about $1500 a year on eye drops and prescription meds for my eye pain and dry eye. Please, I beg of you don't get lasik.
    Can you give me more info on the before and after.

     
    Old 04-16-2009, 05:33 PM   #7
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    I had it done in January 09 I was +5 in one eye and +6 in the other. After 3 months I can see pretty good but not as good as before with my glasses. My close up vision is excellent distance (50' plus) is a tiny bit blurry
    Can you tell me how your doing now. You must be near sighted now which is probably good because you will probably regress in the next year. Are you happy with the results.

     
    Old 04-17-2009, 04:35 AM   #8
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    dj22, Regular astigmatism is caused by a cornea that is not perfectly round but more football shaped, when lasik is performed it may give the cornea a closer to round shape but will make it more bumpy. The laser does'nt leave a perfectlt smooth surface and they also cut a flap to get to the cornea, these corneal irregularities cause irregular astigmatism. The more uneven the surface created by the laser, the bigger the visual distortion. These irregularities are what cause glare, halos, starburts, and double vision. everybody will have a bit of irregular astigmatism before lasik, lasik will make it worse and will often make the irregular astigmatism that was'nt noticeable before lasik, noticeable.
    The Wavefront reading maps the entire eye for astigmatism, both regular and irregular. With the right mapping and Lasik equipment, both types of astigmatism should be correctable... in theory. However, the rub comes with how someones eye heals after Lasik. Its somewhat of a roulette wheel gamble but you can greatly stack the odds in your favor with an excellent surgeon using the latest techniques and equipment. Without ALL of these ingredients, the results are very unpredictable.

     
    Old 04-22-2009, 07:06 AM   #9
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

    chliansh

    What laser did the doc use to do your lasik? How is your vision now?

     
    Old 05-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #10
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

    Vision seems to have leveled off after about 2 months and stopped improving. I have a 4 month check up set for 05/11/2004 and I suspect some astigmatism is back in my right eye. I notice a slight blur that grows the farther out I look mainly just in my right eye. Odd thing is my left eye had more astigmatism before the surgery but seems to be doing better?

    I am almost certain I will need an inhancement, I started using Restasis to stop the doctors from telling me I have dry eyes and that is why my vision is unclear. From reading the boards it seems they like to use the dry eye excuse quite a bit.

    I have no Idea on what laser was used, I might have to ask.

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    Old 05-10-2009, 06:38 PM   #11
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    I had it done in January 09 I was +5 in one eye and +6 in the other. After 3 months I can see pretty good but not as good as before with my glasses. My close up vision is excellent distance (50' plus) is a tiny bit blurry
    How is your vision doing now. I had RK many years and I am considering lasik.
    The surgeon in Dallas says he can do the surgery. Of couse there are all kind of variables, but should be much better. Have you regressed any?

     
    Old 05-11-2009, 12:32 PM   #12
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

    Just got back and I am now up to a +1.5 in my right eye and almost all of my astimatism is back in my right eye. I was at 2.0 ast. in my right eye before and almost the same now.

    I also test at about 20/40.......... not impressive. It helps explain why I have such a hard time recognizing people at a distance.

    And the big question...."Was it worth it?" Unless they can get me dialed in soon I would say no.

     
    Old 05-12-2009, 09:28 AM   #13
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    Lasik also means a decrease in contrast sensitivity, another reason why you may be feeling that its hard to recognize people. I know how this feels.
    Right after surgery thru 2 months, I noticed quite a bit of lost contrast sensitivity. It was especially noticeable in bright light, like a smal string or hair on a white counter in a bright room was almost invisible. At 4 months I would say its at 80-90% of what I had pre surgery. I wish I would have been tested so I know what the baseline was.

     
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

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    I'm farsighted (right eye +3.5, left eye +5.0). I have had consultations with lasik doctors who said my script was high but that they could perform the surgery. I'm considering lasik unfortunately there doesn't seem to be many farsighted people who have had the procedure. I'm hoping to hear from other hyperopes who have had the procedure. Are you pleased with the results? Would you recommend having the procedure to other hyperopes?
    I'm also hyperopic and just had LASIK performed on the Allegretto WAVE laser on 1/5/10. I was +2.00 in my left and +3.50 in my right. So far, I am very pleased with day vision but night vision is very blurry. I am only 4 days out, but I will stay in touch if you'd like.

     
    Old 01-10-2010, 10:19 AM   #15
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    Re: Hyperopic Lasik

    Sure, keep in touch. There seem to be very few boards that are active. I had an enhancement early Dec and am happy with the results. My only concern is that I have epial undergrowth, I was told that ther was a 25% chance with an enhancement as the flap has small rough edges from the lift instaed of laser cut smooth edges.

     
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