LASIK results

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by chris, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. chris

    chris Guest

    Well I promised the group I'd give you an update. Had LASIK 6 days ago
    in Denver, I had between 3 and 4 diopters of myopia, a bigger than
    average pupil size (7mm) and not sure about my cornea thickness, but
    Dr. said it was good.

    He used the Nidek 5000 laser machine, or something like that. It's an
    older machine but the dr. is very practiced on it. I paid $1000 per
    eye.

    The actual surgery was about 10 minutes on each eye. The most
    uncomfortable part was when they cut the flaps, and I lost vision for
    a bit in each eye, as I was told I would. After I went home and drugs
    wore off I was in a bit of pain for 4 hours.

    I'm seeing 20/20 on each eye ...night vision still not so great, but
    no halos or stars. I'm told that will get better. No dry eyes.

    So I'm thrilled with it. It's great to be able to read the clock in
    the morning :)

    Rishi, I'll bet I couldn't get results like this while staring at
    light bulbs!

    chris
     
    chris, Feb 6, 2004
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  2. chris

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    (chris) wrote in
    Your myopia was rather mild, and your pupil size was not unusually large.
    The vision grows dim because the retinal circulation shuts down during the
    time the flap is being cut.
    Night vision should improve, but if not you would still probably be happy,
    yes?
    If you had set the alarm properly, or put the clock closer to the bed, it
    wouldn't have been a issue :)
    Well, your results were obtained by staring at a beam of invisible light.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 6, 2004
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  3. chris

    chris Guest

    If my night vision stays as is I would be dissapointed and would
    consider the operation a failure.

    I can't really put a finger on the problem, but seems to be light
    related. When I pass a street lamp then I can see great.

    2 weeks seems to be the magic timeframe, so I'm going to sit tight
    until then.

    chris
     
    chris, Feb 6, 2004
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    (chris) wrote in

    It sounds like you are experiencing pupil-dependent post-LASIK aberrations.
    There have been a couple of recent studies indicating that these kind of
    problems tend not to be as much of an issue at 6 months as they are at 3
    months, for dark adapted pupils of 7mm or less. Two weeks may be a little
    too soon to draw any conclusions.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Feb 7, 2004
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