I had Femtolasik 3 months ago and have had constant dizziness and balance problems ever since, the dizziness is not the spinning kind but the kind where you feel unstable and zig zag as you walk..been to 2 different gp's who have checked everything they could think of (blood, blood pressure, ears, neck, sinuses, throat, lungs etc.) coming up with nothing so the only explanation would be that my vision is causing the problems. My Lasik doctor was quick to rule out the surgery as the cause ( even after informing him that the problems began few days after the surgery, and I’ve never had balance issues / dizziness except when getting eyeglasses with a bad prescription a couple years back )
I was right: -1.00 -2.00 ax 166 left: -2.25 cyl -0.50 ax 5 Pre-op and now right: +0.75 -1.00 ax 0 left: +0.25 cyl: -0.50 ax 0
So my left eye is pretty okay but the right has been blurrier since the surgery, and the imbalance of +0.50 has been noticeable the entire time and of course the astigmatism doesn’t help things..could the overcorrection & imbalance cause the dizziness? the Lasik doctors answer was a firm no, got a second opinion from a eye doctor who was familiar with neuro ophtamologic things also said no, 3rd opinion was that I could have a slight vertical phoria and prescribed a 0.50 down prism lens for my left eye, have yet to try that..
Been wearing glasses for a couple of weeks now ( right: +0.75 -1.00 ax 0 left: +0.25 cyl: -0.50 ax 0 ), they seem to crisp up my vision and I can use the computer and watch tv again with no major discomfort but they don’t seem to resolve the dizziness and balance issues and I’m having a hard time adjusting to + lenses after wearing myopic glasses for 25 years..
other problems: dry eyes, starburst & halos, light sensitivity, poor vision in dim lighting outside, eyestrain, headaches and nausea, weird distorsions in vision sometimes..
At this point I’m starting to get realistic about all this, this was obviously not the prodecure for me and have basically let go of my dreams of not wearing glasses..just would like to feel normal or even semi-normal again and get on with my life, this has really stopped me in my tracks..
oh and of course the lasik doctor was rushing to do a second operation on my right eye to get rid of the -1.00 astigmatism ( quick and easy apparently ), commented nothing on the overcorrection, acted like he hit the mark with that..( in a prior conversation the same doctor said that nothing should be done before 6 months after the initial surgery, starting to feel that he’s really just trying to get rid of me as quick as possible.. )
anyone any thoughts?