I am into my 40s and had my Lasik operation 2 months ago. I am not able to read road sign clearly when I drive, worse when I am in basement carpark. I am seeing double images especially on LED lights. But I have no problem with my near. My doctor told me that there is a residual degree of 50 in both my eyes. Is this small residual power the cause to blurred vision or something else. I am worried that I have to live with it for the rest of life. Will it go away or it is permanent?
Blurry Vision and Double Image After 2 Months Lasik Operation
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If distance vision is preferred and enhancement may be indicated
Consider driving glasses since the residuals -.50 is allowing you to read without glasses. If distance vision is preferred and enhancement may be indicated, reading glasses might be necessary after surgery when age related presbyopia sets in.
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May need touchup...
Based on your symptoms there may be a residual refractive error or prescription present. If there is uncorrected astigmatism then this can degrade the quality of vision especially in dim light settings. After a LASIK correction, where a flap is made, the prescription typically stabilizes after a month. If PRK or a surface ablation was done then this healing process can take several months. Continue post-operative care with your surgeon and if appropriate, a touchup can be considered after 3-6 months or the prescription no longer changes.
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