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    Old 03-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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    Question Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    Hey all! Hope everyone is enjoying their coffee this morning!

    I'm new to the board and wanted to ask a question of anyone out there that has undergone either Lasik or PRK.

    I underwent Lasik almost a year ago and then had an enhancement PRK surgery in November of last year. The PRK surgery actually went quite well and all was fine up until a few weeks ago.

    I'm experiencing really severe dry eye and am losing focus when relaxing my eyes while watching something, usually mid-distance or farther away. My eye doc says my eyes look fine and recommended more lubricating drops more frequently but that doesn't seem to be resolving the issue with the focusing. I'm also taking fish oil supplements and Ocuvite on a daily basis as well hoping that it will help.

    Has anyone had issues with their eyes losing focus (as if they are really tired?) randomly during the day. I experience this quite often when I'm driving or watching TV. My eyes have also been burning and a little red by the end of the day.

    Thank you all for reading this far down. I'm hoping some of these issues resolve themselves or become easier to deal with because I'm not enjoying this at all. Being an IT guy I have to sit infront of monitors and glowing rectangles all day which makes this even harder to deal with.

     
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    Old 03-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    Yeap, I have that issues too.

     
    Old 03-23-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    Are you finding that you have more trouble with focusing on things closer or farther away from you?

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    Old 03-23-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    Closer I would say, or maybe both. I see it more when trying to focus n pc screen, reading, or tv.

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    Old 03-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    Sorry for all the questions. I have trouble focusing or lose focus quite often. It seems to be mostly my right eye. Do you have a dominant eye now or feel as if one of your eyes is tired moreso than the other?

    I'm pretty sure the focus problem is coming from my right eye. Could it be that our eyesight still needs some help from glasses. I know I'm not 20/20, so maybe that is the root of the focus problem?

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    Old 03-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #6
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    My right eye is dominant one, but I feel my right one get drier or tired more then left, and more losing focus with right one. I dunno, I think our eyes don't know what's going on anymore, after cuting and burning them with lasers I guess we should be happy they function at all.

     
    Old 03-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #7
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    how long has it been since your eye surgery?

    I'm having a particularly hard time when driving it seems. Everywhere else I just lose focus occasionally but when I'm driving it seems to happen all the time. It's very frustrating and almost borderline dangerous.

    Wish there were others out there that would reply. I'm sure others have had this issue?

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    Old 04-01-2012, 01:15 AM   #8
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    Hi,

    I haven't had LASIK myself but there are a number things that are typical for post LASIK surgery. Dry eye is one of them. Many also suffer from different vision problems. Have you started treating your dry eye? Having dry eye will increase the strain on your eyes which might be part of the explanation of your problems. Alleviating this should improve your overall eye health.

    There are a number of different eye drops on the market that you can try. For more severe cases of dry eye there are specialised, prescription eye drops. I would also start taking Omega-3, try eating healthier in general and exercising. Since you are in front of a computer all day you should probably wear computer glasses. Also try eye relaxation exercises so that you don't focus on the screen for extended periods of time. Well, that's a few things that you could try.

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    Old 06-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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    Re: Trouble Focusing Vision After PRK/Lasik

    I don't think that this is dry eye related since I do frequently use eye drops and don't generally experience dry eye. When I wear prescription glasses my eyes don't lose focus nearly as often even tough I feel my right eye wanting too...if that makes any sense.

    I'm thinking I became a bit far sighted and my eyes are having issues adjusting? The fact that the glasses alleviate the issue makes me wonder what's really going on with my eyes.

     
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