Lasik Eye surgery

A blog about my Lasik eye surgery

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Post Enhancement Update

Well it's now 5 days since the enhancement. Vision is good and I'm getting very few visual side effects compared to the first time - no halo effect round lights, no light sensitivity, virtually no blurring or changes in vision. This is because it was a much smaller procedure than last time, so I guess if you are only mildly shortsighted to begin with this is what you can expect after the op.
The procedure was a little more pleasant as there was no need to cut a flap this time, they just relift the original flap which is a slightly odd sensation but not unpleasant. The lasering was also much shorter because there was so much less to do. The main difference afterwards is that because the flap edges are a little ragged they put on a bandage contact lens, which makes the first 24 hours after the op. much more uncomfortable than first time round. Like last time I went home, took the sleeping pills and slept for about 4 hours. When I woke up my eyes were streaming and I could hardly open them. I took some more panadol and after about half an hour they eased off a bit but were pretty uncomfortable. The next morning I had the same problem with the streaming eyes (although not quite as bad), but once I'd been in for my check up and had the contact lenses taken out they felt fine.
It's nice to be able to drive in sunglasses again! Have tucked my glasses away but won't be getting rid of them that's for sure - don't think I'll be confident that my eyes are going to stay with perfect vision for a while as I will keep expecting them to regress again.
Anyway at the moment I'm more than happy with my vision and the way the eyes are healing. Back for 1 week check up on Friday although I don't expect anything very interesting then, just make sure everything looks as it should. I guess I won't know how well the vision is going to remain for at least a couple of months. So for now I will sign off this blog - I will report back if something 'interesting' happens, otherwise I'll be back in a couple of months with a progress report on how well the vision is holding up.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Day After Enhancement

Well here I am back again with my new new eyes :-) Procedure yesterday was less unpleasant than first time round, but as promised the after effects were worse. Pretty miserable when I woke up yesterday evening, but once I'd had my check up this morning and the bandage contact lens removed it all started to feel much better. Vision ok at the moment, occassional blurring etc. all the usual stuff. Will fill in more details in a day or so when I feel like sitting in front of the computer more. All ok though.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Pre-Enhancement Check-Up

Had my check-up this morning prior to enhancement tomorrow. Can't believe it's come around so soon - at least I haven't had the anxiety I had before my first op (probably because I've been on holiday for the past two weeks!!!). All is well and ready to go for the op. The procedure is slightly different as they don't have to cut a flap this time, they use the original flaps and just have to loosen the edges (apparently this is not as unpleasant as the cutting flap procedure which was pretty much the worst part first time round). Also when they have finished they put a bandage contact lens on the eye this time as it can be more uncomfortable afterwards than the first procedure. Apart from that the overall risks are less (as mostly they are connected with flap cutting) apart from that cell-ingrowth under the flap - which is about 1 in 2000 and would require a re-lifting of the flap again to kill of those cells. So I'm ready to go and looking forward to being able to see propertly for Xmas. Pretty optimistic that all will go well and given how small the correction is this time round hopefully there will be little or no regression. Will report back on Friday all being well.