My LASIK procedure is scheduled for 9/3/13 - and I...
I have spent the last several months since I scheduled my procedure finding real-life people who have had the surgery. I have talked to 10 people in person who all had positive results with no side effects.
I need to start my pre-surgery eye drops on Saturday for my procedure on Tuesday at 12:15. I will update my post after my procedure.
Microkeratome vs Bladeless
Post Op Success
Pause and prep for second eye - repeat.
They brought me into an exam room immediately after to check on my flap - it all went well. I closed my eyes and put on the sunglasses provided, not wanting to open them because of the gritty, stinging sensation I had post op. When I tried to open my eyes even the slightest bit, there was continuous liquid pouring out (tears? eye drops?). I was done and on my way home by 1:30.
I went immediately to bed, though I did find it difficult to rest with the safety goggles they provided me. I did manage to sleep until about 5. When I awoke, my eyes felt fine. No grittiness, no stinging. I did my round of eye drops and tried to lay back down, but sleep was hopeless, so I downloaded an audiobook on my phone (with much difficulty, due to my sensitivity to light). I rested for a few more hours.
I have not experienced much discomfort in the days post surgery. I use my artificial tear drops every half hour because I am supposed to, and use my anti inflammatory and antiobiotic drops ever 4 hours. The only time I notice discomfort is close to 8 or 9, if my eyes have been consistently open and not rested - then I just lay in bed and listen to my audiobook. I took the rest of the week off of work which helped.
I am back today and do have some slight discomfort from staring at the computer screen, but using the drops and sunglasses is helping.
I have my next follow up on Wednesday. Though technically, it's been 5 days and my flap "should be healed", I still plan on wearing my goggles to bed and my sunglasses during the day until I hear from my Dr on Wednesday the flap is intact.
I have not noticed any of the aberrations they explain can happen, so I find myself lucky. I also have noticed my eyes have watered on two separate occassions, which I find this to be a good sign.
Nearly 2 Months
Dr. Hanuch is a leading LASIK surgeon in my area and proved it with my procedure. I also found out last night that he had done my husband's grandfather's cataract surgery. A great eye care professional.