PRK 2 1/2 week update

7.29.2008

Feels like it's been much longer than 2 1/2 weeks, so it helps to remind myself it's been only a short time since the surgery. Patience. Patience.

I had a follow up appointment yesterday. My first follow up was the day after the procedure, my second follow up was the Monday after the procedure, and this was my third follow up.

I knew my vision had worsened over the past few days, but I was still discouraged at the results yesterday. My right eye had improved one line on the eye chart. My left eye, however, had declined one line. Apparently I have an astigmatism in the left eye at the moment. My doctor reassures me that this is normal, and that my vision will continue to fluctuate over the next couple of months. He said he won't know until 4 to 6 months after the surgery if they will have to do an adjustment, which is basically going through the whole process over again, to correct for what they were unable to get the first time.

The doc was quick to say that the adjustment was a possibility, but nothing at this time indicates I will need an adjustment. He told me, in a nutshell, to be patient. And to give my vision at least 2 months to settle down.

Patience. Patience. Patience. Not one of my virtues, but I'm working on it.

2 comments:

Gina Marie Wake said...

So how do you see? I mean you clearly cannot wear your glasses b/c your vision is "too good" for those, but is it good enough to see with nothing? This process confuses me.

Veronica said...

I can still see. Things aren't blurry, they just look "off" because of the astigmatism. The small type on the computer makes my eyes tired after a while, but I can see it well enough. I can also see well enough to drive, but can't make out most street signs, or even big ole' exit signs on the highway. The astigmatism causes distortion and double vision, but not bad enough to interfere with daily activities. Thank goodness.

 
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