I recently found this discussion board and am desperately hoping that someone can offer advice. My symptoms seem to closely resemble two previous discussions - from Sarah 12 and joshabner 5 but I know that it says to start a new topic and neither of those seemed to reach a definitive conclusion. Please tell me if this is not the right place to post. I have also posted it in the open forum so you can delete one if you need.. sorry and thank you in advance!
On September 11th 2017 I went in for PRK surgery since then my life has been nearly unliveable and no one can give me answers. I have EXTREME NAUSEA, day and night, dusk to dawn no relief what so ever, frequent headaches, and eye pain
Before surgery I was -425 in my left eye and -525 in my right eye. I was OVERCORRECTED to +125 in the left and +175 in the right. Similar to Josh I have seen several specialists (surgeons, opthamologists) who have been unable to diagnose me. My surgeon refuses to accept that my problems are related to the surgery despite the fact I NEVER ONCE had any of these issues before.
It is important to not that if I DONT WEAR READING GLASSES I cant get out of bed I feel so sick my body refuses to let me move. In contrast WEARING READING GLASSES HAS HELPED. I have tried +100, 125, and 200 all with different degrees of improvement. One would then think it is definitely the overcorrection causing the problems but I cant get rid of the nausea! I have no vision problems whatsoever - as my surgeon loves saying - Im 20/20 so whats the issue right? Id rather blurriness than this.. its the worst thing I have ever experienced in my life.
I started using +200s after consulting with a specialist here in Sydney Australia who quickly determined that the overcorrection could very well be the cause. He believes the my muscles are overstimulated and arent used to being far-sighted. Again, reading glasses help. I'd say the 200s help as much as 60% but I cant handle this nausea. Please help - I cant read (without the glasses but not great with), I cant work, I cant do anything.
Do you agree that it is likely from the overcorrection? I have scheduled a tentative enhancement surgery in Vancouver - my hometown but would like to know for sure that this is causing the problems before going in. Is 60% good enough to know that it is the overcorrection ? Do I have to wait longer for the 200s to work? Its been a week. Is there any chance I have binocular vision problems similar to Josh - can this happen after PRK?
Im sorry for the rambling message... please please any suggestions.