Right eye still blurry after LASIK

Oneblurryeye,

Sorry for delay in responding.

The fact that your vision has improved mitigates against epithelial ingrowth and certainly your practitioner would have noticed it. You can have staining and a break in the epithelium around the edge of the flap without epithelial ingrowth.

Yes. The anesthetic would relieve discomfort due to ANY corneal surface defects and that would include significant dry eye symptoms.

Pain that comes and goes is suggestive of corneal surface issues and certainly the severity of dryness symptoms waxes and wains over a period of hours and days, which is what you seem to be describing. Again, this sounds like dryness and, more than likely, you will need to step up whatever treatment options you have been pursuing. The corneal specialist should be able to differentiate this condition and make additional recommendations.
Thank you, Dr. Hartzok, that is helpful and makes more sense of all that I read.

Is a break in the epithelium around the edge of the flap a bad thing? Is it something that can resolve on its own or with intervention? Do more epithelial cells grow and "fill in" the gap? Or is this the kind of situation where the sometimes stretch the flap, which I've read about some surgeons doing?

I do trust the expertise of the corneal specialist I'm seeing, but get frustrated with not knowing what questions to ask and if I don't ask the right questions they are not very forthcoming with information and explanations and that ends up feeding my anxiety b/c I don't feel like I ever have a complete understanding of what's happening to my eyes.

So if you can suggest anything specific I should ask (or ask for) when I talk with them about this concern in the next few days I would greatly appreciate it.
db_9 I'm so glad you posted again! And sorry for hijacking your thread. Smile

You're right, our situations sound really similar! That's what originally led me to jump in and post here. I'm also about the same age and did the surgery for similar reasons (trying to keep up w/two kids and stay active, particularly swimming, and eye allergies were making my contacts harder to wear, glasses gave me headaches all my life). This has been such a pain and has only gotten in the way of all that.

I also have a job that requires me to be on the computer all day (writing and editing) and I do feel better on days with less computer time, but those are few and far between and there's nothing I can do about that short of a total career change.

So crazy we ended up on a similar path with what everyone says are rare complications these days. Lucky us. :-/ Sounds like you could have a similar break in the epithelium like what I might have. I have no idea what they will want to do about that if it's true.

I have been on the fish oil supplements since before surgery on dr's recommendation, so can't differentiate between before and after, though I did change to a different brand of supplements about 2 months ago. Not sure if that could have anything to do with my improvements or if it's just coincidence.

Anyway, let's definitely keep each other updated.

I hope things continue to get better for you and please post back about what happens after your 1 year checkup!
Much has been written about flap problems following LASIK. Most of these, IMO, are because the volume of corneal tissue underlying the flap prior to LASIK has been reduced and the flap is laid back down over a smaller volume of cornea. It's possible the edge of the flap is adherent but the adjacent area where the flap was cut is subject to non-wetting and even recurrent erosion. If you are having a "good" day with no discomfort, then the amount of staining may be minimal to none. At other times, the area erodes and exposes the ends of corneal nerves, causing discomfort.

What I am suggesting, of course, is based entirely on your reporting, but it would be best if your corneal specialist could see you on a particularly "bad" day to confirm if this scenario may be occurring.
Very helpful because I didn't realize it could change that much from one day to the next and also I had no idea corneal erosion might be something to read about. It did happen to be a "bad day" when I saw my optometrist that day he saw the staining.

Don't worry, I fully understand that all the information you're offering is just that:
Information/Education. Not diagnosis or even a suggestion that this is what's wrong with my eye. I recognize it can't be anything more than that without examining the eye.

Everything you have said has helped me immensely just in figuring out how and when to ask questions and what else to go read about to educate myself. And I appreciate your time very much! Thanks!
oneblurryeye,

I am almost 6 weeks post my surgery, I had a bad astigmatism, my left eye seems quite good 20/20 my right eye was 20/30 4 weeks after the surgery improving from 20/40 but things are blurry, some days worse than others. When I am in a food store for example with bright fluorescent lighting it is difficult to see. My Dr said at 3 week check up I am progressing well and since I had a serious astigmatism, the healing process will take longer. I am being patient but getting nervous. My close up vision in "normal" lighting is good. Would you say you have made a full recovery and are now satisfied with your vision?
I am over a year out now, so I guess you could say I am fully recovered. But my eyes are still dry. I go through stages where they are fine, then it will flare up again. Just the past few days they have been bad.

When my eyes are not dry the vision is pretty good. But my dominant eye is still slightly near sighted, while my non dominant is fine. So this is still what bothers me. But I think I have adapted and gotten used to it.
I will be 1 year out in October. I guess the healing process is done, but I wouldn't really say I'm "recovered" since I continue to have a lot of pain off and on in my right eye. My vision is now 20/15 in both eyes, so that part of my problems have obviously settled and I am satisfied with the way I see; however, sometimes I can't see without suffering because my right eye burns and hurts so much that I cannot keep it open very long and have to blink a ton, which make sit difficult to focus and also to make eye contact with people. My left eye also has dryness and burning, but it's not as bad as my right eye. I am contemplating trying restasis again. It did not help me the first time I tried it. I am down to using drops only a few times a week. Reducing the drops actually seemed to improve things slightly. The one type of drops that does help my comfort level is Retaine MGD. All the other types seem to do nothing or even increase my level of irritation. I've tried NSAID drops for the pain without results. My pain is worse when allergies flare up. All in all, I still wish I had never done this surgery, though I am relieved that now I see well and there are occasional days when I don't think about my eyes all the time, which was not the case a few months ago. I try to remain hopeful that things will still continue to get better because I've read more recent studies indicate that healing continues for two years after LASIK, but the most of it is behind me now so this is what I'm left to live with most likely.
My friend oneblurryeye, I am in the same boat as you are. In my case my left eye s still seeing shadows and much more drier than the right eye. MY corneal flaps was not created properly either in the left eye and I have some scar/in growth that is being monitored closely. I thought choosing one of the best doctor would be the safest, but as Barbara has said, no matter how much you do your homework, there is no guarantee!
Retain MGD is awesome, I have been happy with it too.....
Well, here's a lovely update. Today the corneal specialist told me I have cell growth along the edge of my flap in my right eye, the eye with the continuing pain.

She says it is a small amount and they would not normally remove it, but because I am still complaining of so much pain and discomfort she thinks it may be the cause, since it is located right on a nerve meridian.

So I kind of have a choice whether to do this or not because she is only recommending it to relieve the pain, not for any other reason.

She said the procedure will involve partially lifting the very edge of the flap, but probably not the whole flap, then removing the cells, irrigating and putting glue on the flap edge, then having me wear a bandage contact lens for up to 2 weeks.

I don't know what to do!?!

I'm waiting right now for a call back from someone who is going to recommend another LASIK surgeon I can see for a 2nd opinion.
Your right eye has had persistent problems since day one. I am still relating to some of the staining issues you mentioned back in April. It is interesting that there only now appears to be cell growth along the edge of the flap considering the fact that you had LASIK one year ago.

An easy way to differentiate that the chronic discomfort is a surface issue is to instill a drop of topical anesthetic and see if the pain disappears. If the pain is relieved it should reassure the corneal specialist that correcting the problem along the flap edge will help.
I had LASIK(FEMTOLASIK) 3 weeks before.I am 22 years old.My prescription before was L:-8.25/-3.25*15 R:-8.5/-2.25*265 with high astigmatism.
So now after 3 weeks my left eye is slightly overcorrected and the right,undercorrected.But my left eye has a crisp vision for both far and near.
My right eye is very blurry for far vision.When i went for my post-op checkup after 2 weeks i had +1.75 cylindrical in my left and a -0.5 spherical in my right.
This difference between the eyes is very annoying.I can feel a significant improvement in my left eye after 3 weeks.But my right eye is still the same as it was after the day after the surgery.
I work on computers all day and i cannot see the computer screen without glasses.I am completely freaked out and cannot stop thinking about it.Reading all the horror stories on the net made it even worse.
I cannot sleep at night.I am not able to concentrate on my job.My doc says it will take up to 6 weeks for the blurriness to go away.I got a second opinion 2 days before.He took a pic of both mu eyes and showed them to me.
Both corneas had small white spots on them.The right eye had lots more than left.He said they are debris from the surgery and it can go away in 3 months on its own.
I dont have pain or irritation or redness in any eye.My eyes dont get dry during the day unless i see the monior for hours together.It gets dry after I get up after a good sleep and becomes ok when i put the lubricant drops.
I am using now L-pred steroid and Normo tears four times a day.
To get back to work,I took a temporary glass prescription about a week before.I had almost perfect vision with the glasses for a week except for the blurriness sometimes.Now i feel very blurred and not as comfortable with glasses as i was a week before.I feel the power in my glasses is high for my eyes.I get headaches at the end of the day.
Is it ok for the vision to fluctuate constantly?I can see better at night than in the day.I do not mind wearing glasses to correct residual power as long as I get my pre-op vision back.

Is the presence of debris normal?Will my blurriness go away with time? Do I just need to be patient and not freak out and give it time?

I wish I had done this research before I took this step.I asked about 15 people who had no issues at all and were able to see crystal after a week or so.So I am completely freaked that even after 3 weeks am not even near crystal clear vision.How long should I wait?
I would go back to where you had your new glasses prescribed and have them do a new refraction. This can reassure you that your vision is correctable and, if you change the lenses, give you some relief while waiting for your vision to stabilize.

You were very nearsighted, certainly approaching the practical limits of LASIK. How your corneas respond to LASIK, how they respond to the procedure is not going to be just like anyone else. At least your vision seems correctable with glasses; that's very important.

The fact that refractive surgery is so "high tech" and the procedure itself over in just a few minutes suggests to patients, I think, that it's minimally invasive. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is a tribute to the complexity of the cornea (and the visual system overall) just how optically precise this half millimeter of tissue is. To the public, there is this sense that refractive surgery continues to be improved until it approaches perfection. In fact, refractive surgery HAS improved significantly over the years. However, by its very nature, it alters the "natural" cornea that reached a level of perfection after EONS of evolutionary development. Corneal refractive surgery attempts to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness - primarily axial length conditions - by altering a naturally perfected tissue. Therefore, it is not surprising that visual complications of corneal surgery happen. What IS surprising is that visual complications of corneal surgery do not happen in every case.
hi Dr.DavOD,
Thanks a lot for your immediate reply.I will change my glasses ASAP.
I was so freaked out that I went back to my doc with my complaints.He took a topography of my cornea and said everything is fine and I need not be worried.
Can a topography reveal complications if any?If it is fine,does it mean I can get my pre-op vision back,even though I need to wear glasses?
Also can you please tell me if the presence of debris is as normal as the doc makes it to be?

Thanks in advance.
Your vision has changed since the first pair of glasses was made. That can be explained as "healing" which is often an unsettling response from a doctor to a patient, particularly when one eye sees better than the other. Still, you don't know your true visual outcome until there is a new refraction and glasses made. Over time, your prescription will stabilize.

Minor inert debris under the flap is not unusual and may not be of any consequence.

Topography can reveal irregularities on the corneal surface that might illuminate the cause of the blur. You were very nearsighted. How well the flap settles over the underlying ablated stroma is critical to your outcome. Continued blur in spite of a new refraction would suggest a repeat topography and an explanation. You are welcome to post any color topographies you have to this bulletin board or to me personally.
Thank you so much doctor for your answer . Unfortunately they did not show me the topography.Maybe I will ask them in my next visit and post it here.
Also one more question. My corneal thickness was 551 nm.So if I need an enhancement will I have tissue to remove? Or my only option is wearing glasses?
I cannot accurately answer that question. It would depend on the thickness of the flap to know how much residual tissue you have left, as well as the profile of the original ablation. However, you presently do not have much residual uncorrected refractive error and if your surgeon felt there was a wide enough margin of safety for the original correction, then I would think you should be able to have an enhancement.
kn_77 I hope you are starting to improve. I know the frustration you have felt all too well. Try not to lose hope. Things can get so much better!

I'm now 13 months post LASIK and have a (mostly) positive update.

Vision wise I'm great - 20/15 in both eyes - and at last refraction no astigmatism. It wasn't until the 5-7 month mark that vision in my right eye began to stabilize and it even continued sharpening all the way up to around the 10 month mark.

I do on occasion have a day where my right eye gets a little smudgy/cloudy and now it's more obvious than ever that it's due to dryness. It's always a day when I have more dry eye symptoms or eye allergies.

Back in September, the corneal specialist at my surgery center told me I had some cell growth on the flap edge (right eye - all the problems have been right eye only) and that they should lift and scrape to remove it. She theorized it might be causing my pain, but she admitted this was only a theory. She said if it weren't for the pain, they would not normally do a procedure for this very small amount of cell growth, which had actually been present for months, but had not changed.

I was too afraid to do anything else to my eye and a few days later canceled that appointment.

Then I went to see a completely new surgeon. I guess he is my fourth official opinion. My optometrist also was skeptical about doing anything else to the flap so he referred me and the new surgeon gave me a complete exam at no charge. He seems to be a lot more knowledgeable about dry eye than the other surgeon, and he specializes in seeing the patients who have post-LASIK complications. Wish I'd found him sooner! Anyway...

It was such a different experience than any of the other docs. He was so much more empathetic, not dismissive or overly clinical, not focused on just the data. His emphasis was much more on what we could do to get my eyes comfortable, rather than about just measuring things.

His advice: "If I were you I would never touch that flap again unless you have no choice."

He agrees that the tiny amount of cell growth I have is benign, but said he would be surprised if it had anything to do with my pain. More importantly, he thinks it's not worth the risk of a procedure unless something changes b/c lifting the flap could be a huge mistake given how long the edema lasted the first time around I'm more likely to have the same (or worse) problems.

Besides that one area, he thinks everything else with my flaps appears typical and from an objective medical/technical perspective he said the surgeon did a good job (he doesn't know who the original surgeon was; that was intentional b/c I think they're competitors and I didn't want that to influence his opinion either way).

But he acknowledge that really doesn't mean much when a patient's eyes still FEEL terrible. My eyes are dry, but only mild-moderate. He thinks the pain and discomfort is entirely related to that and put me on a new regimen to treat dry eye more aggressively.

So far it has helped! A lot of the medicines are ones I took initially when the problems started after surgery, but they seem to be working better this time, maybe b/c the overall condition of my eyes is so much better now they actually have a chance to work.

Part of it is I'm back on Restasis now; it's been almost 2 months, so it should be more obvious soon if that's helping.

I was so worried when we had to turn on the heater for the first time about a week or so ago b/c it got below freezing. Last year the hot air was like torture on my eyes. But it's actually been fine!

So I'm somewhat relieved and encouraged, though still very aware this may get worse again and continue to be a roller coaster. At least I know there are things I can do when it gets bad, and I have hope that my baseline will continue to improve, since now my worst days are about equivalent to my best days a year ago, and on my best days I forget I ever had surgery. Sometimes I actually feel normal, which now feels miraculous.

Whew.
Oh, also, anyone who's having post-LASIK dry eye will appreciate the significance of this: I even went roller skating with my kids and even when I went really fast the strong whoosh of air didn't bother me AT ALL! I couldn't believe it b/c I was so scared how that was going to be.

Dr. H - To answer your Q: All the doctors think the cell growth showed up last spring when I had that area with thicker staining. That still would have been about 5 or 6 months post-op so kind of late for that to happen I guess? But it also coincided with the time when a huge shift (for the better) began in my vision.

Then I went through a period from around May through the summer where life was so busy w/my kids and travel, I just stopped trying to do anything about my eyes and powered through until school started again. Which was fine. But most likely that cell growth had established itself months before, prior to April 2014 when the optometrist noticed the thicker staining.

Eyes are so weird.
Hi oneblurryeye,
First of all I want to thank you for your support and for sharing your experience with me.It gives me hope and it means so much to me.Thank you so much.
Now I am almost 8 weeks post lasik.Things have improved a bit.Now my left eye has almost no power and my right is -2.5 (spherical+cylinder) at my last refraction 4 weeks ago.I can sense now it has increased still.I hope it gets stable soon.
The dryness in my right eye has increased and it's giving a lot of problems. A week before I got up in the morning and all I could see in my right eye was white fog. I panicked completely and went to my doctor immediately. He said it is because of dryness.I waited and the haze went off after 2 days.Only to come again after 2 days.Its totally unnerving when it happens so suddenly. My left is not affected at all.It doesn't even get dry.
My doctor says if the cylinder in the right eye keeps changing they need to perform a procedure called corneal cross linking to strengthen the cornea.
I decided I am not going to let them do any more damage to my eyes until absolutely necessary.
My vision is almost normal when I wear glasses, which I have to because of my right eye.Since I work in a software firm I have to look at the computer all day and in the evening my eyes are tired and dry.And I have to change my glasses every month.
As you say I have some days where I completely forget about the surgery and others where I cannot think about anything else.
I hope it will improve soon.
kn_77,

What are you doing to treat your dry eye? Have you checked out the dry eye protocol thread here http://visionsurgeryrehab.evec...6055494/m/2421045554? I've been doing hot compresses and lid scrubs since I got toasted in 2001, and even with very severe dry eye, I can usually make it through the evening before my lids start to stick and blinking become difficult.

If you have not tried any of the steps spelled out in that thread, I strongly suggest you do so.
Hi All,
Here s an update.
I am now 3 months post Lasik. Things have started to improve a lot.At the end of 2 months my prescription was very erratic.I will have a change every two weeks.The doctors were not able to explain why it was happening.First they thought it was ectasia. But then my topography was normal and remained so after every two weeks.My surgeon told me this is the first time he is seeing a case like this.I was completely freaked out.I kept changing glasses every two weeks!! My left eye which had 0 at the end of a month slowly started getting worse.Now its at -2 sphere and no cylinder.My right eye on the other hand had huge variations every two weeks.It was -3.25 and -1.25 at the 2 month mark.The doctors ruled out ectasia cuz my cylinder was constantly decreasing with an increase in sphere.Finally at the 3 month mark things started to improve.My left has remained stable for a month.And my right has actually decreased.Its now -2.75 and -1.25.So my surgeon told there s no longer the need for cross linking as my prescription is stabilizing well.
I am feeling lot better and getting more good days than bad days.
On the dryness front,it has improved a lot.My eyes don't get dry during the day.I get up twice during the night to put the drops and they are ok. Sometimes I get burning and itching in any one.But its manageable.
kn_77 I'm so sorry you are still struggling and have so much empathy for what you're dealing with and hope that things continue to get better. They still can! My doctor also said I was the first case he ever had to experience the complicated range of symptoms I had. That's not reassuring to hear, is it!? Guess it says something about how far lasik has come because for so many people it's a cake walk.

The vision changes sound particularly frustrating.

What medications are you on for dry eye? Have they put you on Restasis and have you done any courses of steroids? Are you doing any warm compresses? I think dry eye can contribute to perceived vision fluctuations - although probably not across the wide range you are describing. But maybe it could make it worse. Even though I have 20/15 vision in both eyes, I still will sometimes get haze and blurriness in my right eye on a bad dry eye day. Also I still have mild halos/starbursts on car lights at night.

Another thing that happened to me in case it is helpful now or for the future, I did all the recommended dry eye medications and routines early on in my lasik recovery, but they seemed to do no good. So we stopped it all and I just kept doing the non-pharmaceutical comfort treatments and natural supplements/remedies, plus Retaine MGD hydrating drops 2x a day, and extra periods of resting my eyes.

However, about a year later when I got my fourth (!) opinion for a new dr. we tried the dry eye treatment again and it seems to be helping. I started with one 30-day cycle of Lotemax and went back on Restasis, which I've been on about 4 months. Now there are entire days when I don't even think about my eyes.

Maybe it makes sense that they work better when the overall condition of my eye and health of my tear film is better and more stable.

It's still not perfect. As far a dryness, he says he wants to see the right eye "catch up" with the left. On a 1-10 scale he says maybe my right eye is around a 6 and he'd like it to be a 9.

Anyway, your recovery situation seems to be unfolding in some ways that are quite different from mine, but one thing I would tell anyone who is still struggling at 3 months post lasik is that, unless it's medically necessary, it's ideal to wait on making any major decisions about doing additional eye procedures. Even though most of the doctors and articles out there will tell you by 6 months your prescription will be stable, there are plenty of cases where it takes longer.

I'm of course no medical expert and not sure what corneal cross linking is. It sounds like they aren't pushing it anymore anyway, but before doing it, I would ask a TON of questions and research the heck out of it myself just to know what to ask. (Funny, I did that with lasik too and somehow still got convinced it would be an awesome decision. Ha!)

If I had done what my surgeon recommended at 6 months post lasik, it would have been totally premature and I'd have a way overcorrected eye right now. And then again, if I'd done what they recommended at 1 year post lasik, I might be still in the midst of recovery, reliving the nightmare. Instead I'm seeing 20/15 and have mostly comfortable eyes with just two drops a day.

Each time they recommended an enhancement, flap lift, scraping...it was a scary path either way (doing it, or not doing it), but because there was no emergency about it, I kept telling myself that I could always do these procedures later if it still seemed like a good idea, so I defaulted to not doing them.

And because I waited (and it was HARD to wait - the uncertainty of what would happen almost worse than the pain) I'm getting better on my own, without having exposed myself to any more risks.

Take care of yourself and don't be afraid to question things and be your own advocate. Even the most well-intentioned doctors may be inclined to want to fix, fix, fix to give comfort. Sometimes that's what we need, but sometimes it's not.
I am now 7 months I have a terrible time seeing in a building with bright fluorescent lights like a grocery store or wal mart. It is very difficult to see in that situation. I also have difficulty seeing neon signs or bright signs particularly like black letters on a white background. Any thoughts/suggestions. My doctor said I may have to redo my right eye which he says is 20/30 and my left is 20/20 but I have been trying to tell him it may be 20/20 but its not clear,,,,,,,,frustrated.
oneblurryeye,Thank you so much for your kind words.
I am so much better now.The depression I had due to the anxiety is almost gone now.
My eyes are not dry at all most days and I just put my drops once or twice.
I am on Systane Ultra.I was on Refresh tears first.But they were no help at all.So I switched to Systane Ultra.
Like you said I am not even going to think of doing any more procedures to my eyes in near future.I believe they will get better on their own.They have improved so much in these three months.So I believe they will continue to do so.
My prescription has stabilized now.
My strategy now is to just wait and as you said there are plenty of cases where it takes longer to become normal.I will update my status regularly.
Thank you so much again Smile.
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Originally posted by Todd21201:
I am now 7 months I have a terrible time seeing in a building with bright fluorescent lights like a grocery store or wal mart. It is very difficult to see in that situation. I also have difficulty seeing neon signs or bright signs particularly like black letters on a white background. Any thoughts/suggestions. My doctor said I may have to redo my right eye which he says is 20/30 and my left is 20/20 but I have been trying to tell him it may be 20/20 but its not clear,,,,,,,,frustrated.



Todd21201 Sorry to hear about your problems.
I would suggest that think before you go for another procedure.
Take an opinion of two or three doctors before you go for it.
The probability of risks in Lasik are even more so in an enhancement procedure,especially dry eyes.
So please analyze the risks, get many opinions,make an informed decision and go for a second procedure only if absolutely necessary .
All the best.
Todd,

I'm sorry to hear about the issues you are having. Unfortunately, they are among the most common complaints after LASIK. Fluorescent lights can be most problematic, especially in an airport, where most of the light comes from ambient fluorescents.

Unfortunately, I doubt an enhancement would be of value, since the reason for your crappy vision is due to surgery in the first place. You may have large pupils that expand to a greater area than your ablation zone, or your corneas may be irregular, causing "irregular astigmatism", another name for bumpy corneas (and poor quality of vision. This quite often causes night vision disturbances, as well. If you add dry eye into the mix, you end up with the sort of mess I have: glare, blur, ghosting, arcing lights, lack of contrast sensitivity and enormous starbursts.

I would get a second opinion regarding my Rx and possible causes of the poor visual quality before having further surgery. A thorough eye exam by an experienced optometrist (not an ophthalmologist) should be your first step. If you would like help in finding someone in your area, please let me know and I'll see what I can do.
kn_77,

I'm happy to hear that your vision is improving, but it sounds as though you will still need corrective lenses, either contacts or spectacles to have clear vision. Getting up twice during the night to put in drops means that you are not getting a good night's sleep. You may want to try one of the overnight gel type drops, which are more viscous and lubricate the eye longer, avoiding the need to get up to put drops in.

I hope you'll continue to see progress.
hi artistwoman,

Thanks for your reply.Yup I still need glasses to have a clear vision.I had -11 before.Now its -2 and -3.So I think of that and convince myself for taking the decision to go ahead with this surgery.

I don't wake up at night for the sake of putting my drops.I put them whenever i wake up.

But still can you suggest me some gel type drops to provide longer lubrication?

Thanks in advance.
kn_77,

You could try either Gen-Teal Severe Eye Relief or Tears Again Night & Day for a thicker overnight drop that will last the whole night. Some of the other drops, including some made by the same companies, include petrolatum or other petroleum products that can cause an allergic reaction.

Hope this helps.
oneblurryeye posted:
Both eyes were painful - I gather much more painful than what is "typical."

It's hard to say if the right eye was more painful from that first day (though it was obviously cloudy and blurry from the get-go). But definitely within the first few days, I noticed the right eye was more bothered/irritated/sensitive/reactive to changing conditions (light, air, etc) from the beginning.

By the one-week mark there was a really obvious difference in pain symptoms with right eye being so much worse (had to close it while driving for example b/c couldn't tolerate the sunlight - though both eyes were excruciating and freaking out when it was really bright, right eye was worse).

And as the left eye improved, the right eye has stayed bad. I would say only about a 25% improvement in 3 months. Whereas I'd say the left eye has had more like a 75% improvement.

My left eye was perfectly clear from the beginning.

I am having the same problem.  did your eye condition got any better since u got ur LAZIK surgery? I meant that blurriness?  

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