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    Old 02-26-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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    Right eye blurry after LASIK

    So I had all laser LASIK about 1 1/2 weeks ago from a very reputable doctor and I'm have slight blurriness in my right eye. My prescription was -4.25 in both eyes, no astig.

    I know it is still soon after surgery to have final results, and there are other threads about this same issue, but the thing that worries me is on all those threads I do not see anyone seeing any improvement.

    I have let my doc know this on my 2 follow up visits and she keeps telling me to wait, and make sure I put my artificial tears in. She says the flaps and health of my eyes are perfect.

    The one thing that worries me is that with a pinhole ocular test it eliminates the blurriness. Would that not indicate that my right eye is under corrected? My left eye is VERY sharp. I am not really experiencing any pain, just some slight discomfort from what is probably the straining of my right eye.

    I see my doctor again in about 1 1/2 weeks, but until then this is driving me nuts and I cannot find any stories about improvement or what it means when a pinhole DOES improve vision.

     
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    Old 02-26-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

    My mother actually recently had Lasik (about 4 months ago). She had a really similar experience. Because one eye was fuzzy, it gave her really bad headaches. She ended up going to her doctor a little earlier than the scheduled time. Do you have anyone that you know that you can ask?

    Hopefully it all works out for you!

     
    Old 02-26-2015, 03:32 PM   #3
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

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    My mother actually recently had Lasik (about 4 months ago). She had a really similar experience. Because one eye was fuzzy, it gave her really bad headaches. She ended up going to her doctor a little earlier than the scheduled time. Do you have anyone that you know that you can ask?

    Hopefully it all works out for you!
    Only other person I can contact is my sister who had it done back in November from the same doctor. She hasn't said anything about one eye being blurry, just that one eye felt like she had an eyelash in it for about a month afterward. It is gone now.

    Don't really expect anyone to give me a definite answer, was just looking for others experiences that have had a similar experience. Like I said, with the pinhole test showing that the pinhole does improve my vision makes me think it is actually a refractive issue meaning it's under-corrected. However because it is still so soon I'm not sure. I was just at the doctor for a follow up 2 days ago and let them know it was slightly more blurry than my left eye, and the doctor just told me to use drops more frequently and check for improvement over the next 2 weeks.

    Did your mothers eye improve?

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    Old 02-27-2015, 09:36 AM   #4
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

    Hi
    I had correction recently and pinhole test shpwed very sharp vision but blurry without pinhole. Optom said this meant correction was spot on but eye had astigmatism- squashed out of shape . I am still waiting like you......

     
    Old 02-27-2015, 10:14 AM   #5
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

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    Hi
    I had correction recently and pinhole test shpwed very sharp vision but blurry without pinhole. Optom said this meant correction was spot on but eye had astigmatism- squashed out of shape . I am still waiting like you......
    Odd...how recently was your correction? Did you have astigmatism previously? I don't believe I did. Did your doc say it will improve still?

     
    Old 02-27-2015, 10:49 AM   #6
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    Hi My correction was first week in Feb and yes Dr thought it would imorove. See my other thread describing exercises I have been doing.
    Yes I had astig before first procedure but eyes were pretty good before correction and no mention of astigmatism just prescription minor adjustment

     
    Old 02-27-2015, 12:28 PM   #7
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

    Thought I would give an update as there seems to be some change today.

    Both eyes seem to be very similar in terms of vision, however not because my right eye has improved(although I feel it has slightly), but because my left eye has degraded a tiny bit. I expected fluctuations in the first month or so so I'm not worried, kind of relieved as it is more comfortable having both eyes this way. It gives me more hope that my right eye will improve because before I was worried as my left eye had been very sharp and stable for a week while my right eye was blurry consistently for a week.

     
    Old 03-12-2015, 01:43 PM   #8
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

    I had LASIK last March so I am just about a year in. I noticed my eyesight fluctuate quite a bit in the first few months. My eyes have for the most part settled down with my left eye being sharp at a distance and a touch on the imperfect side up close and the opposite for my right eye. With both eyes open it is hard to notice because one corrects for the other. I did develop floaters in my right eye but I'm starting to notice them less and less (they are not disappearing but my brain is learning to tune them out).

    I have noticed my eyesight is much crisper on a nice sunny day than at night in a dimly lit setting.

    As everyone is different, it is impossible to say how your case is going to play out but do not be overly discouraged if your vision is not where you want it to be right now. Expect fluctuations. I know people personally that have said their eyesight continued to improve over the first few years.

     
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

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    I had LASIK last March so I am just about a year in. I noticed my eyesight fluctuate quite a bit in the first few months. My eyes have for the most part settled down with my left eye being sharp at a distance and a touch on the imperfect side up close and the opposite for my right eye. With both eyes open it is hard to notice because one corrects for the other. I did develop floaters in my right eye but I'm starting to notice them less and less (they are not disappearing but my brain is learning to tune them out).

    I have noticed my eyesight is much crisper on a nice sunny day than at night in a dimly lit setting.

    As everyone is different, it is impossible to say how your case is going to play out but do not be overly discouraged if your vision is not where you want it to be right now. Expect fluctuations. I know people personally that have said their eyesight continued to improve over the first few years.
    I had my checkup two days ago, and the doctor said my left eye is perfect, my right now has a prescription of - 0.5. It hasn't improved but I've adjusted to it a bit. She said it wouldn't be possible to ******** an enhancement on it as she says it would be hit or miss to correct that small of a prescription. It's annoying but I feel like it will become less noticeable. I have lost all hope that the actual vision will improve.

     
    Old 03-13-2015, 04:15 AM   #10
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

    I have just had an enhancement on a very minimal prescription 0.25. She gave me acontatc lens to see the minimal difference and I should say she was expecting me to decline the enhancement but I went for it anyway. She also told me sucha small presciption was hard to correct and I may end up being over corrected.
    I am awaiting my check up next week but vision is still up and down. As someone said above it is much sharper on bright sunny days .

     
    Old 03-13-2015, 09:58 AM   #11
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

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    I have just had an enhancement on a very minimal prescription 0.25. She gave me acontatc lens to see the minimal difference and I should say she was expecting me to decline the enhancement but I went for it anyway. She also told me sucha small presciption was hard to correct and I may end up being over corrected.
    I am awaiting my check up next week but vision is still up and down. As someone said above it is much sharper on bright sunny days .

    She basically didn't even give me the option of getting an enhancement. Anyway I'd like ya to keep me updated with if you see any improvements.

     
    Old 03-18-2015, 10:04 AM   #12
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    Re: Right eye blurry after LASIK

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    She basically didn't even give me the option of getting an enhancement. Anyway I'd like ya to keep me updated with if you see any improvements.
    Well I had my enhancement one month follow up today, well more like 6 weeks but quite pleased. My left eye was in a good mood and I got to the second smaller chart and achieved 20/20 vision in the weaker left eye. I would still say it was far from perfect and people throw around the phrase 20/20 thinking it means everything is sharp which I would not agrea with but certainly adequate and allowing for the fact I have been extremely short sighted since about age 10 and getting more and more blind as a bat, overall I am very pleased with the result and I would have to say on balance it has been worth the extortianate 4000 and definitely the best 4000 I have ever spent. Yes still get halos and yes still get starburst and yes still can't read road signs and number plates as I would like but still overall thumbs up for 20/20

     
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