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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

Posted at 15:28 on by

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?

Posted at 07:58 on by

Hi go for a consultation at Ultralase and Optimax and ask the question. You can read more about my treatment in my other posts, click on my user name and the scroll down page and click on \"Search for all posts by this user\". Hope that helps. stephen B

Posted at 22:50 on by

Moorfields or Centre for Sight (Consultant led Clinics) best option for advice as to whether lasik advisable or not with Lazy eye complication.

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Post-consultation

Posted at 18:32 on by

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).

Posted at 09:02 on by

Hi Thommo, If you vision has changed and looks to be continuing to improve, it\'s unlikely the surgeon would want to proceed with an enhancement until they were sure that your vision had settled. If the surgeon was to go ahead with an enhancement whilst your eyes continued to change, it may be that you\'d end up with an over enhancement. Thanks, Luisa

Posted at 13:27 on by

[quote][i]Originally posted by LuisaHardacre[/i] Hi Thommo, If you vision has changed and looks to be continuing to improve, it\'s unlikely the surgeon would want to proceed with an enhancement until they were sure that your vision had settled. If the surgeon was to go ahead with an enhancement whilst your eyes continued to change, it may be that you\'d end up with an over enhancement. Thanks, Luisa [/quote] Thanks for the reply Luisa. I hear ya and your probably right, but the whole procedure of a different surgery and the lenses and 1 month recovery is really disheartening. May get a 2nd opinion. Thanks again.

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Post treatment and aftercare

Posted at 15:17 on by

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?

Posted at 15:19 on by

Hi, Can I ask which provider you\'re having you surgery with? Thanks, Luisa

Posted at 15:21 on by

Optical Express (Oxford) have done the first 3. Optical Express (Harley St) did the last one.

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Treatment diaries 2002 - 2011

Posted at 19:04 on by

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

Posted at 09:58 on by

Ok, so a few days in now, have managed to get sleep and can now watch some tv without eyes getting agitated, they were blurry yesterday, but so far today seem to have improved. They seem to be ok if you keep putting your drops in as advised and use the tears when required and the only discomfort that I get now is sometimes when they are a bit dry it\'s like having a contact lense in when they get dry, which would make sense as there is a lense there at the moment. One thing i strongly recommend is to have a close relative or friend who can be with you for the first 24hrs as you are putting in a lot of drops and when your eyes don\'t want to open its nice to have somoene to help, and also to put on the eye shields the first time. Will post again soon Antonia

Posted at 20:03 on by

Can see so much better now, still not perfect but the fact I can read signs that I couldn\'t have without glasses and when someone says can you see that over there and i can see it, it\'s great. Somethings still clearer than others but still have in the bandage contacts till Thursday. Have had no more pain so I am just sooooo happy bout that. Antonia

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