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.


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