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Date: Wed Feb 19 11:14 PM, 2014
RE: My CXL + T-PRK experience in Canada
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Its still only one month! and if in doubt, your very much still on track as it should be...I feel that its just that some people heal quicker than others.



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Date: Thu Feb 20 12:41 AM, 2014
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Thanks Megan,

Yeah, I know it's still early - I wish my optometrist hadn't mentioned the possibility of going under the "brush" again. On a more positive note, today I think I notice less ghosting in my right eye. There is still lots of time for things to improve. I'm just eager to get back to my regular routine. Between the light sensitivity and the ghosting, I'm still not driving. Darned Canadian winters - the snow is everywhere and is really bright.

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Date: Wed Mar 5 5:37 PM, 2014
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SIX WEEKS

So I visited my optometrist again, and it was good news all around. He told me my epithelium are healing up quite nicely. And what's really excited, in my right eye, I officially have a BCVA of 20/20!!! I still have some ghosting issues of course, but this is still fantastic news.

My left eye still has significant ghosting, but my optometrist says it actually has less astigmatism at this point than my right eye, so hopefully that means it catches up in the near future.

My light sensitivity has also dropped significantly, to the lowest it's been since I had the surgery. I asked about driving, and I'm allowed to drive again, which means I'm finally back to my regular routine.

So overall, everything is going well. There is still a long way to go - my left eye still can hardly read the eye chart at all without correction, I still have some light sensitivity, and now that I'm back at work and staring at a screen all day long with contact lenses on, my eyes are drying out a lot more than they used to. But, things just keep getting better.

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Date: Fri Mar 7 8:49 AM, 2014
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Jgcpalmer Thats good to hear! What type of lens are you wearing ? is it a soft lens ? and what type of lens could you wear before ?



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Date: Fri Mar 7 12:39 PM, 2014
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It's a soft lens - just a daily disposable lens - my optometrist has given me several trial boxes.

I never wore lenses before. If I didn't get the surgery when I did, I would have had to start wearing some sort of rigid keratoconus lens, as I was just barely legal to drive before the surgery. My optometrist has me wearing contacts as he's afraid if we put me in glasses right now, I'll just need a different pair in a couple months if/when my prescription changes.

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Date: Wed Mar 19 9:21 PM, 2014
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2 MONTHS

So it's been 2 months since the surgery. Over the last week or two, I haven't noticed much progress - I think my left eye might be a *little* better than it was before. Last week my steroid prescription finished, and the light sensitivity came back. So now I'm back on the steroid drops again. My optometrist wants me off them as soon as possible (and I want off them too) but it still seems like they're necessary.

In positive news, he says my epithelium is now completely smooth and healed. What's causing the ghosting now is just that the cornea is still settling. He said that it's still possible I may need to wear rigid (or hybrid) lenses if the ghosting doesn't go away - I'm hoping this is just like when he said they might need to remove my epithelium again because it wasn't healing fast enough, hopefully that's all just premature. I'm not sure at what point I should still be worrying about the ghosting, but I figure not until at least the 3 or 4 month mark.

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Date: Thu Mar 20 12:12 PM, 2014
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So I realized this morning that I hadn't checked my eye chart at home in quite awhile, and to my surprise I found that with both eyes open, I was able to fairly clearly read the whole 20/20 line! With my left eye closed, I could still make out the letters with a bit of patience, and my left eye's vision was definitely better than last time.

It was good to see some quantifiable improvement, as over the last couple weeks, it hasn't felt like that much has changed.

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Date: Fri Mar 21 1:14 PM, 2014
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Did your optometrist see any haze remaining ? This might explain some of the ghosting...haze if still present should not remain too long ,it should become unnoticeable and fade away after a few months.

 



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