Jan 072013

I woke up today slightly better than yesterday, but not quite as good as the first day.  I was more sensitive to light today, and was seeing with a haze.  It was as if there was a very white colored film over my eyes and everything had that whitish tinge.  Or if you adjust the brightness on your television and turn it on 100%.  Also, I can’t really read very well.  I have the font on my monitor turned very large.  Also, the left eye seems to be a little better than the right eye for me.

I did take out the band-aid contact lens today. I was 99% healed, but the doctor said it was fine.  He says that I’m about 20/50 right now, but that will improve.  It feels a little worse than 20/50 because of the haze though.  He also said that my vision might fluctuate a little bit here and there for the next 6 weeks.  Great.  He kind of warned me about that earlier, but still sucks to hear again.  It’s not going to fluctuate so bad that I can’t see one day and then the next I can.  It will be more like from 20/20 to 20/30 or something like that.  I guess I can deal with that.

My eyes have been extremely sensitive since taking the contacts out, but the doctor told me that would be the case.  I have been putting in artificial tears every 30 minutes to keep my eyes from going dry.  I am going to start using steroid drops tomorrow as well.  Doctor says I’m healing well and things are as expected so far.  That being said, I can read a little better now than I could this morning.

  2 Responses to “Post PRK – Day 3”

  1. hang in there, things will get better. My cousin had PRK done on Friday 1/4/13. She got her contacts taken out on Tuesday 1/8/13 and still couldn’t see to much. She went back in Thursday 1/10/13 and had to take a vision test in order to get cleared for driving, which she passed. I talked to her today, exactly one week after surgery and she says she can see good. She knows that over the next few weeks or even months her vision will continue to improve. She said she has had ZERO pain but like you she is extremely light sensitive. I was skeptical on getting this done but after getting her response and reading this blog (http://www.bibimblog.com/2012/11/so-i-got-prk-surgery-for-my-eye-aka.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) is has defiantly and an influence on my decision. I am not sure when I can get PRK done dur to work and family life but I will 100% be getting it done within the next year. Hope this helps you a little.


  2. Chris,

    Thanks for your reply. Your cousin is more of a trooper than I am. I had my procedure on the same day but I am not going back to work until Monday the 14th.

    I just got back from my 1 week follow up. I still am having issues with reading both on paper as well as on a monitor. Not as sensitive to light anymore. Things are not really crisp yet. The doctor says that right now I’m between 20/40 and 20/50. Not really what I was hoping for, but hopefully it improves. More important to me at the moment is being able to read easily.

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