LASIK Eye Surgery – My Experiences – Day 6

I went back to get my eyes checked after having the LASIK done. This was now about one week after having the initial consultation. They did a vision test and told me that my eyesight was now at 20/15 which was a startling improvement for just one week, considering where I was before.

Good News

When the doctor examined my eyes he noted that the right eye was healing faster than expected, which was a good sign. The cornea and surrounding tissues were all flat and smooth, which meant the process was going well.

Bad News

Eye2When the doctor took a look at my left eye, he noted that it was a bit slower than my right eye when it came to healing. He said there were some rough looking spots on the edges, which was expected. He said I should not worry about it because this was normal development and the placement would not affect my vision.

I then had some more numbing drops placed in my eyes and the instrument that presses up against the eye to measure pressure and depth was used.

I do not like having the numbing drops put in because they leave a squirmy feeling in my eyes afterwards. However, the test would be really painful if I did not have the drops.

I still have not washed my face, instead resorting to using a moist cotton swab to gently clean around my eyes. Of course I brush my teeth and wash the lower half of my face like normal, it is the upper half that I am really concerned about.

Doctor’s Orders

I have to continue using the Vigamox and the Zylet in both eyes for the next three days then I can stop using them in the right eye.

My routine is as follows:

EyeUse Vigamox in both eyes every three hours for the next three days and then use in the left eye only one a day after that.

Use Zylet in both eyes every three hours for the next three days then stop using it completely.

Use Lotemax in both eyes four times a day for the next week.

EyeUse Lotemax in both eyes three times a day for the second week.

Use Lotemax in both eyes two times a day for the third week.

Use Lotemax in both eyes one time a day for the fourth week.

I am also using artificial, preservative free tears every 30 minutes while awake.

Use a nighttime ointment in each eye when going to bed.

As you can see this is a pretty detailed routine that I have to follow for the next month. It is not difficult and I want my eyes to have the best possible chance at healing so I am following all the doctor’s directions.

Improving Vision

The thing I am really happy about is that my eyes have continued to show slight improvement daily and every day I wake up I notice that the fuzzy ring around my peripheral vision is getting smaller and smaller.

glasses3I no longer need my glasses or contacts to see or read. I will keep the glasses around as a memory but I have unopened bottles of contact lenses that I had ordered as backup lenses before I had firmly committed to having the surgery. What am I going to do with these lenses now? I cannot return them to the company because all sales are final, unless they sent you the wrong prescription.

I have a follow up exam in one week so we shall see what happens then. Come back to see what happens on LASIK Eye Surgery – My Experiences – Day 12.

Here are my full experiences with LASIK:

LASIK Eye Surgery – My Experiences – Day 1

LASIK Eye Surgery – My Experiences – Day 2

LASIK Eye Surgery – My Experiences – Day 3

Author: Lulu

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  2. My sister had lasick surgery several years ago and was doing fine. In the past few weeks she says she has had trouble with her vision. She can’t read books, working on the computer is difficult because she is able to focus on the screen for a few minutes before the words become fuzzy. This is affecting her job because she works on the computer on a daily basis and driving is becoming a concern also.

    What could be the problem and should she be concerned about loosing her eye sight?

    Denise

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    • Denise, I appreciate your concern and your question. This is not an eyecare blog but a personal finance blog and my post on LASIK was only to detail MY experience with the surgery.

      If your sister is concerned about her vision she really needs to see her eye doctor as that is the only person who can tell what is wrong. They should be able to detect changes in her yearly exam BUT if she feels there is a problem then she should really schedule an appointment as soon as possible and tell the doctor about the problems she is having.

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