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Old 10-22-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by texdav View Post
Boy Oh Boy remember the googles too well. My wife and I both had the surgery the same day. Ours were wite and we looked like a couple in a B grade science fiction movie. My doctor gave us some drops that porevented the dry eye but said the googles were to prevent rubbing the eyes.Had to wear them first 24 hours then at night for a week until the final checkup. Never had any p-roblems with seeing upp close and some peole report having the halo effect with lights at night but neither my wife or I had this.My left eye was did not need the surgery and I can read all except very fine print now but my wife like before needs 1.25 reading glasses.Sounds to me like maja might have been advised not to have the surgery as I saw like three peole so advised when I went for the checkup the day before.
Nope. I was never advised not to have the surgery and like I said, mine was an unusual case - an exception to the norm outcome. Just something to consider, probably won't happen, but can...
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:12 PM
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I needed glasses since I was 6. I started wearing the 1st generation extended wear contacts at 11 years. I wore Rigid Gas Permeables since I was 19 years old. Gas permeables always gave me problems. If I looked extremely to one side, there was a good possibility that the lens would pop out and it had a funny feeling when I looked to the extremes of one direction.

I am a radiologist and my job is dependent upon my vision. My vision was -6.5 both eyes. My Intralase Lasik procedure was on the 13th of November of this year (12 days ago).

On the day of surgery, my eyes were burning like I had an Onion juice / Beach sand mixture poured into my eyes and I was light sensitive for about 4 hours. My left eye was hazy for about 8 days. My right eye was initially 'very nearsighted' (20/30) and my left eye was very farsighted. My eyes are still adjusting and my vision is improving daily. I can read the street signs, watch TV, do my job and work on the computer, now, without glasses.

My eyes get dry, however, in the cold. When my eyes get dry, my vision starts to blur. I will see how the next few weeks evolve.
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