Laser Eye Surgery – 3 Month Followup

Both my vision and nerves feel sharp


So it’s been three months now, and my eyes are getting better all the time. My vision is 20/20, and the haloing effect I had at night is barely noticeable.

My major complaint is that my eyes are very dry; that is to say, they are no drier than my eyes used to be when I’d been wearing my contact lenses for too long. Except that now I don’t have contact lenses to take out, so the only way to ease the pain is to use artificial tears.

One other small issue is that when I open my eyes for the first time in the morning, it feels like the insides of my eyelids are razor blades slicing across my eyeballs. I call this a “small issue” because the discomfort goes away very quickly, and the doctors have assured me that this will go away if I use the “overnight” drops, or get a humidifier so that my condo isn’t as dangerously dry as the rest of Calgary.

I still feel great about getting the surgery. I’ve also started to lose my appreciation for my contact- and glasses-free perfect vision. I think this is because my post-operative eyes now require different, but equal, tending in the way of regular lubricating and medicating drops. So it’s not a freedom I’ve gained so much as change of routine.

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  1. #1 by Attila - June 25th, 2007 at 17:40

    Hi Joshua,

    I myself am going in to get PRK surgery in about a week and a half. I was just curious for an update on how your eyes are doing and if you still think it was overall a good idea to do the surgery? Has the dry eye aspect diminished somewhat as well as the pain in the mornings? Thanks for your time! Attila, Vancouver BC.

  2. #2 by yoursinwriting - January 18th, 2008 at 16:01

    @Attila:
    The morning eye dryness and pain is the only side-effect, a year later, that has still not gone away. I took drops and used a humidifier, but to no avail.

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