changing vision and lasik...

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Herawood, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Herawood

    Herawood Guest


    I am a 41 year old myop (-5.00) and recently starting to have problems
    mainly with my contact lenses. Or could it be my vision is changing?
    NOT already? I know people into their late 40's still doing fine!

    I moved from high humidity (Atlanta) to very low (Arizona) about 3
    years ago and since have had trouble with my soft lenses. My eyes get
    tired easily, they burn sometimes, they are sometimes blurry,
    espeically in left eye. Drops only help VERY temporarily.
    I've had checkups annually and am currently wearing accuvue for
    -5.00 each eye. Not much change past few years. I also have a fair
    degree of astigmatism, probably not very corrected at present.
    Hard/semi contacts are out for me.
    Although I was never able to read a good book comfortably with soft
    lenses, it's gotten worse now. Too me a headache.
    I am considering lasik...especially customvue, but am concerned about
    being "super" corrected to the point of now needing reading glasses.
    The type of work I do requires both close/far focus. I also, already,
    have night vision problems and headlights bother me greatly.
    Since contacts are getting too uncomfortable, I don't know what to do
    other than Lasik. Any ideas?
    Herawood, Jan 27, 2005
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    g.gatti Guest

    Pure groping in the dark, as usual.
    No answer to the same old questions.
    g.gatti, Jan 27, 2005
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Sounds like dry eye to me. The newer silicone-hydrogel lenses are
    better for dry eye. In fact, silicone-hydrogel lenses are better,
    period. IMHO, if you can get a si-hydrogel lens, you should. Examples
    include (from lower to higher silicone content): Acuvue Advance,
    Purevision, O2Optix, Focus Night and Day. Then, there is the Proclear
    Compatible, which is a non-silicone lens, but often works for dry eye
    on patients for whom silicone-hydrogels do not work.

    The catch-22 with LASIK is that if you have a dry eye problem, LASIK
    can make it worse. You need to have a complete tear function
    assessment before thinking about LASIK. At a minimum that would
    include a TBUT (tear breakup time), and a Schirmer w/ and w/o

    Dr. Leukoma, Jan 28, 2005
  4. Herawood

    g.gatti Guest

    Why an eye becomes dry?
    g.gatti, Jan 28, 2005
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  7. Herawood

    g.gatti Guest

    simple answers please, this was a very simple question.
    g.gatti, Jan 28, 2005
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