I'm new to this forum - hoping to get some advice on my post-op condition. Back in 2009, I had SBK surgery - performed by a clinic in Ottawa, ON. My vision was pretty terrible to begin with (+4.75 Left, +5 Right, slight astigmatism and strabismus) - but I was an approved candidate and moved forward with the operation. Immediate results were good - but, I always had night vision problems (starbursts, halos, double vision, ghosting...)
My ophthalmologist prescribed me 4% pilocarpine gel, which was awful. I tried Alphagan-P drops, but that didn't seem to make much of a difference. Fast forward to today and my vision has regressed. I have since tried soft contact lenses and glasses, which both helped to correct my vision - but, night vision was still poor. For reference, here is my prescription for glasses, taken February 2018:
OD; Sphere = +2.25, Cyl = Sph
OB; Sphere = +2.25, Cyl = +1.00, Axis = 040
I am now trying RGP (Boston) lenses and they are definitely promising, but I'm hoping to get some advice on next steps. I saw immediate results with the first set of lenses - vision was crisp, but we noticed they were slipping down my cornea at my 2-week follow up - causing double vision / ghosting, both during the day and at night. Since then, we are trying a second set. My Dr. has increased the optic zone (I believe from 7.7 to 8.3mm) and optic diameter (not sure about this measurement), as well as thinned out the edges - and it seems to have made an improvement when I first put the lenses in, but I'm still noticing double vision / ghosting once they settle in. If I blink really hard it seems to correct the problem for a few seconds then reverts back.
All that said, I see the potential with GP lenses and I'm hopeful. I would love to hear other people's thoughts / experience. Does it get better with time? Are there other options worth exploring? Thank you!