PRK Touch Up Done
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:24 AM
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:31 PM
I'm a little curious about this. Flaps can be lifted safely after far longer periods than this unless there's an issue with the flap.
They had to do PRK because they would be able to re-lift the flap from 3.5 years ago.
Perhaps you are (a touch overcorrected?). Or - more likely - there's some more healing that needs to go on and maybe edema that needs to resolve.
Its almost like I have become farsighted now (when that was never an issue to begin with).
Probably. As you've seen from other posts here, 2 weeks is very little in the scale of how long PRK can take till vision stabilizes and you see your final result. I know it's hard but try not to let it rattle you... the most likely is that things will turn up absolutely fine in the end despite some ups and downs on the way.
My concern is that my right eye was done first, and is great in a short amount of time. A week after it was great....but it has been almost 2 weeks since I got the left eye done and its really not great at all. And now.... its like a new issue that I never had has come about (not being able to read books/computer that is right in front of me). Is this just because it is taking a longer time to heal?
Yup. Maddening isn't it... often our eyes really do heal quite differently from each other. Hang in there.
Reading through a lot of other peoples posts, the general consensus seems to be that I will just need to be patient and wait. It will fluctuate and (hopefully) get better. I guess I'm just hesitant to believe that because the first eye I got done....that wasn't the case.
Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:37 PM
I agree that it is a drastic regression - and I am pretty upset about it. It doesn't make sense to me. Actually the -3 contact lens feels way too strong - so I am not sure what the actual prescription is. The vison was at a -2 after a week and the surgeon said that I was overcorrected. I have seen 2 other doctors since and the surgeon is surprisingly mute. Don't really know what to do now . .. Any suggestions?
Overcorrection is correct... what you're describing is not regression. Remains to be seen whether it will at least partially resolve itself. Keep up your hopes, there are plenty of people here who have been in that kind of state and things were ultimately fine after a slow healing and epithelial remodeling. Always keep in mind that edema will skew the refractive result so there's really no telling for sure what your prescription is at this stage.
I am really glad to hear that at least they've provided a contact. (Many don't that early in healing.) If it feels wrong see if you can some with a different Rx to help you through the fluctuations.
As to the doctors... What do the other 2 say? A "mute" doctor is unacceptable. - It is hard for them to say much though at this stage because it's just all about time... there really is nothing they can do till more time goes by and since the outcome is already unexpected they probably want to avoid making predictions that they can't be sure of. It's hard to come up with a good answer for a doctor to give actually as the most frequently occurring alternative is 'don't worry, you'll be fine, just wait'. Which is probably true but not terribly helpful when you're going through the stress of it.
p.s. This may seem like poor consolation but frankly if you're going to be overcorrected, I think the consensus is it's better to be overcorrected into a minus than a plus prescription.
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