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I got lasik eye surgery. What now?(6 posts)

I got lasik eye surgery. What now?ishmael
Jun 28, 2003 6:48 PM
I had the operation at two O'clock today, It's now 10:30 and my eyes are still cloudy and sore. I also have starbursts around lights, but no halos. What advice do you have? What can I expect? I'm taking drops for inflamation and antibiotics as well as for dryness. Other than that I've just been told not to rub my eyes and wear goggles at night for three days.
time heals all woundsDougSloan
Jun 28, 2003 7:38 PM
I had RK, not quite the same, but with similar side effects, about 13 years ago. Eyes heal really fast. Just follow the doctor's orders 100% and you'll likely have a very speedy recovery.

I'm fine. 20/15 this morningishmael
Jun 29, 2003 8:10 AM
they were really sore lastnight but now I barely feel them. A bit sparkly around lights, and a bit sensitive to light but other than that I'm as good as before I had glasses.
Actually, no it doesn't.eyebob
Jul 2, 2003 1:33 PM
Sometimes it does, sometimes you die first, sometimes "heal" is a relative term. If you're looking for a tried and true medical aphorism it'd be

"all bleeding stops"


Calm down and sleep. Your eyes have just begun to heal. It'll come. Stay on your meds, don't rub, sleep in your shields and you should see a big improvement tomorrow or the next day.

buy some sunglassesmohair_chair
Jun 29, 2003 10:18 AM
I had it a month ago. The worst part only lasts a few hours, and it's not that bad, anyway.

Listen to your doctor, do all the eyedrops and goggles stuff, but I suspect a lot of stuff they tell you about what you can't do afterwards is worst-case scenario. I was told I couldn't swim for a month, but after a week, the doctor said I could. I guess it all depends on how fast it heals.

First thing I did was buy some decent, fashionable sunglasses. My choices were always severely limited before, but not anymore. People might mistake me for being hip now (I doubt it).
got a not-hip pairishmael
Jun 29, 2003 1:30 PM
made for cycling. Briko twin gun. I look like a bug. They've come to replace my vision glasses for the day. I like'm.