Ha my lasik 2 months ago. My power was around -5 SPH in left eye +1.25 CYL & - 4.50 SPH i right eye +1.50 CYL. Since the 1st day itself i developed severe dryness due to which my vision kept fluctuating. It did get better after a month and a half in terms of sharpness but indoors under lights I can't really see that well especially with halos and glares. But my concern is not that as my vision is good enough to not annoy me. My concern is dryness. I have burning sensations, watering of eyes due to burning especially under air conditioning & windy places be it a restaurant with fans even. I get headaches at the end of the day. My right eye muscles specifically hurt. I wonder if its a result of dryness. I have been using Opsion HA eye lubricating eye drops 6 to 7 timea a day. Restasis twice a day. A gel that i use in the night. I drink a lot of water as well.
Lasik has put me into depression and I'm unable to focus at work worried using pc will strain my eyes more and my power might return. Dryness doesnt allow me to go anywhere as burning sensations and watering of eyes is embarrassing and stressful. Fatigue and headaches add to everyhing. Glares and halos are not that much of a concern but they do affect my vision at night. My vision has improved a lot so thats the only positive thing so far.
I didnt even want to do lasik my mom kind of pushed me into doing it as she didnt want me to wear contacts everyday that I have been wearing everyday since almost a decade. I'm 22 by the way. I had dryness while wearing lenses thats pretty much how my eyes feel now except i cant remove anything from my eyes to feel better. My eyes used to water while watching movies for hours on my phone but not burn im assuming i did have a little bit of dryness before lasik but that never ever bothered me. This is too much.
Will this ever improve? Although due to my schedule i dont get much time to do anything else lile warm compresses and stuff but any other suggestions are welcome. 1 more question, another doctor that i had been to for treating dryness suggested anti fatigue +1 glasses while working on pc so my power doesnt return. Is that a good idea to wear +1 glasses instead of simple anti reflective coated glasses for protection? And i have heard of punctal plugs - should i get those done now or wait for a few more months? How should i know if i have any allergies or blepharitis in cass i want to get the plugs?