My husband went in for his Lasik procedure last week Thursday morning. It is now Monday morning and his vision is worse than pre-procedure, is blurry, and he and he's seeing double. Thankfully, no pain is associated with this, no headaches, and his eyes are only minorly red.
We are being told by LasikPlus in Lakewood, CO with Dr. Howard Straub that this poor vision is only because of his dry eyes. But, drops do not improve his visual acuity at all and he has been using them religiously in addition to a topical antibiotic for the eyes. Also, when he went in for his post-op checkup the following morning, they referenced a visual eye chart and told him that he had improved from 20/200 to 20/50 and that it was good news. His vision was never 20/200 in either eye. The bad news was that he had more inflammation than they "like to see". They told him to go home, increase usage of antibiotic drops and lubricant drops and return in six days for follow up.
We are seeing them again this morning because I forced an earlier appointment than what they recommended and am looking for them to rule out other post op complications and not just send us along with duct plugs. If anyone else has an experience like this, what else can we keep in mind when communicating with them? How likely is it that a dry eye situation would decrease one's vision to the point of not being able to see neither near nor far and have zero improvement even after the eye was fully lubricated? When do they know it can tell that the surgery needs to be repeated?
I just have a lot of concern about the situation without the full knowledge of eye health to back me up!
...writing on behalf of my husband because he can't see the screen quite well enough to type this.