After having this surgery, I recently decided to add
this information to my website. It may help in your making the
BIG decision. Read on...
July 19, 2001 was the
day I underwent LASIK for my Farsightedness. Costing a pretty
penny and looking pretty promising, I decided to go for it.
Afterall, I HATED wearing glasses and why should someone as
young as me have to wear hardwear on there face? When I looked
in the mirror, I saw frames, not a face. I couldn't see close
up and I couldn't see far away. Contacts made my eyes too dry
to see and I could hardly see them when I put them in my eyes.
So I did it!
My vision was definately corrected. I
noticed it right away. However, my eyes had become so severely
dry, that I was visually impaired. It looked like clear vision
blocked by a haze of clouds. Like I have vaseline in my
eyes...not fun. After a month of feeling very frustrated, and
using every drop and ointment known to man, my doctor tried
putting Tear Duct Drainage plugs in my eyes thinking they
would plug it like a sink and hold my tears in that were
draining too quickly. Well, the left eye sees much clearer
most of the time and the right eye is still hazy. Sometimes I
feel cross-eyed since my eyes are so different. I can get that
left eye to clear up for a few minutes with drops, but it goes
back to a blur pretty quickly. Glasses can not help with this
problem. If I had proper tear production, I would have tears
flooding my face after plugging the drainage ducts.
There is not a second that goes by that I don't think
about my eyes. When you cut the cornea, you mess up tear
production. Lots of people have dry eyes after LASIK. My
doctor and surgeon say they've never seen such a case like
mine though. Leave it to me to be the oddball!!
share this information with you, so that if you are
considering having this procedure done you may want to think
twice. Nearsightedness is different from Farsightedness and
the laser is different too. But both surgeries have caused
lots of complications for all kinds of people. Even if you
have the BEST surgeon, you don't know how your body is going
to heal. So be aware.
Am I sorry I had it done?
Sometimes I am. On days where I dress nice, I am happy that I
am not wearing glasses anymore. On days that I just want to
plop on the couch and relax with TV, I sometimes wish I could
throw on my old glasses. Yes, I can now read my computer with
no problem and I can drive glasses-free with my one eye that
is clear. In time, this could get better, but there is no
guarantee. And if my eyes remain like this for a long time, I
will surgically have my drainage ducts sealed off...more money
out of my pocket.
Of course, it's only been a few
months. If I see better than I do now with time, I will
definitely post it. Please check out all the information you
can get a hold of before doing this to yourself.
if I can't see Rick Springfield clearly when I go to his show,
I will SCREAM!!!
now been about seven and a half months since surgery. I
see clearly out of my left still and my right eye still goes
back and forth. I recently went to a new doctor who told
me to use an antibiotic drop for my eyes to cut down on my
bacteria buildup. Since I have my ducts plugged, it is
like a stagnant pond. The only place for tears to go is
for it evaporate..therefore it leaves build up of bacteria.
The drops help me a lot. I'm doing better. I still
hope that things will be perfect one of these days, but for
now I am okay.