Laser surgery

By norcal4 Latest Reply 2012-08-13 18:45:39 -0500
Started 2012-08-12 14:16:48 -0500

Hey everyone I'm doing some research on the negative effects of laser surgery such as loss in sharpness of vision, dry eyes, glares at night, etc. I've found some info online but I was curious if anyone has had any personal experience with any of those problems and if so, what was the result?
Greatly appreciate any input! Thanks

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norcal4 2012-08-13 18:45:39 -0500 Report

Wow I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's troubles but glad it has helped her vision. I've had laser several times in each eye but I haven't had any laser since last year but have noticed a loss of sharpness inu vision and awful night glares and not sure if it's from the laser. I'm putting anti reflective lenses on my glasses to see if it will help

Nick1962 2012-08-13 18:36:04 -0500 Report

My wife had it to improve very poor vision. As a result they found several retinal tears at the back of her eye (and fixed them) which was a good thing. However, she had to go back for adjustments multiple times and has been having to use eye drops every hour (dry eye) for nearly 2 years now. We also suspect that during one follow up exam, while her eye was numb, the scope used to examine the eyeball created a scratch on her cornea which painfully showed up two days later after a dip in a pool (and trip to the emergency room). It's been nothing but a hassle since day 1, but her improved vision she said was worth it. She was 20/200.

norcal4 2012-08-13 00:26:04 -0500 Report

Is there nothing that can be done to reduce the night glare? How is your driving during the day?

sparrow29 2012-08-13 00:20:21 -0500 Report

Ive had laser many times for diabetic retinopthy and it has not helped my has just helped stop the blood vessels from regrowing. I cannot drive at all at night because everything had a glare and i have constant dry eyes,but i have to have the laser so i dont go blind…