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Back in 2003 we launched the laser eye forum, the first of its kind within the UK, because we felt it was important for everyone considering laser eye treatment to have access to impartial advice as well as the unedited views of those who have already had treatment. And it's always nice to have a good old chat!
Below you'll find a selection of topics that are currently being discussed.
Suitability and consultation
Am I a candidate ??
Hi doctors, I have hyperopia with +6.5 in my right eye, and +7 in left. And my left eye is lazy from childhood. In my case do you advise me to have a lasik surgery? And does my lazy eye prevent the surgery?
Lasik Enhancement - Believe Dr. is purposely not giving my enhancement
Hi there. To cut it short. Had Lasik on Dec 31st 2011. Just @ 20/20. (was -7 before surgery) Went back in May for follow up. Dr. said to wait for 6 months to heal. I was 20/30 at this stage. Went back last week and said I was still 20/30 but my eyes had improved \"correctional improvement\" (whatever that means). Now, I asked to discuss enhancement which they had me booked in for last week, but put me off as my eyes weren\'t stable as they had improved. (Hmmmm??) Now they say my enhancement will be PRK and not Lasik (do the PRK surgery, put a lense in each eye, come back in 5 days, take lenses out and in a month my vision will be improved). Does not make sense to me at all. Now the nurse commented that I could read 20/15 with the correction. Tbh, I think they are talking cr*p regarding the PRK and just avoiding the enhancement as they already have my 5k cash. Anyways, hope someone can enlighten me and may be I\'m upset over nothing. Thanks in advance. (Glad I done the lasik though).
Post treatment and aftercare
Am I just REALLY unlucky ????
Mar 2009 - Right eye treated with Lasik and is currently about +1 with no astigmatism. Nov 2009 - Left eye treated with Lasik and corrected to +0.75 with 0.5 astigmatism. May 2011 - Left eye \'enhanced\' with Lasek and corrected to +0.5 with 0.75 astigmatism. Oct 2011 - Left eye \'enhanced with Lasik and corrected to 0 with 1.5 astigmatism. I\'m due for another \'enhancement\' with Lasik on my left eye next Monday (Jan 23rd 2012). Once they\'ve corrected my left eye successfully (4 attempts by next week) they then still have my right eye to correct. Have I just been very unlucky or have any of you had 3 or more enhancements?
Treatment diaries 2002 - 2011
LASEK 15 march 2012
I had my laser eye surgery yesterday in Glasgow, they explained everything very well and the whole process took less than 1 and a half hours with the laser treatment taking only 10mins. I live in Aberdeen and had a relative drive me home straight after which may have not been the best idea (3 hrs) as I did get a bit travel sick as my eyes just wanted to keep closed all the time. Was more uncomfortable than painful when I got home but just stuck to the instructions given by the nurse about the drops and went to bed as soon as I was home. The shields for the eyes are strange and feel aquward but for protection I suppose. The annoying thing though was that my eyes started to water about 1 hour after surgery and continued to all night. I didn\'t manage to get a great sleep and was extremely happy when I was able to wake up my mum in the morning to put in some drops, I not to good at it myself yet. Had my checkup today and asked if that should be the worst of the pain over as it was sore all through the night, but he said it normally gets worse into the third day, I hope it doesn\'t, but then he looked at my eyes and they have near enough healed so he said that I might be through the worst but we will have to wait and see. My vision is like it is foggy but able to see more than when I had glasses and I obviously still have the lenses in my eyes. It is hard to read what I have written on the computer so I do apologise for errors, but this should improve and I will try and keep this post up to date. Hope this helps others Antonia