PRK results

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by stuart, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. stuart

    stuart Guest

    I had PRK surgery 5 weeks ago. The myopia corrected was moderate 2.5 and 3.0
    diopters. There was an astigmatism in one eye. Although I am seeing better
    than one week post-op, it is in no way satisfactory. My distance vision is
    blurry, and driving is still a bit precarious. The funny thing is that I can
    read letters at 20/20 on the eyechart, but the quality of general scenery
    outdoors is really not good.
    Is this normal after 5 weeks?
    stuart, Sep 21, 2004
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  2. stuart

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I recall (though it's been awhile since I have followed PRK patients) that
    recovery can take a bit longer, and changes are still possible up to six
    months, and sometimes even one year. At this point in time following your
    surgery, the wound response is still very active, and close to its peak. A
    slight bit of haze is not uncommon, and if it develops at all, will usually
    develop at this point of maximum healing response. Good luck and check
    with your physician.

    Dr. Leukoma, Sep 21, 2004
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  3. stuart

    stuart Guest

    Thanks Dr. In your opinion, is blurry distance vision post-PRK frequently
    caused by haze due to incomplete corneal healing? I wonder about this, as
    according to the Snellen chart, I can see letters just fine, but something
    is definitely missing in clarity. If this is the case, I'll just be a
    patient patient...
    stuart, Sep 21, 2004
  4. stuart

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I really wouldn't expect haze to be a factor in a prescription as low as
    yours. It could also be due to some temporary irregularities on the
    surface of the eye - dryness even. Try some slightly viscous artificial
    tear, such as Refresh Plus, and see if this clears it up for a few moments.

    Dr. Leukoma, Sep 21, 2004
  5. stuart

    stuart Guest

    As a matter of fact, now that you mention this, I get excellent clarity
    after application of this product. But it only lasts a few moments. Then
    it's back to blurryville...
    stuart, Sep 21, 2004
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