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Re: [IP] laser surgery
- Subject: Re: [IP] laser surgery
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 17:25:28 EDT
In a message dated 05/21/1999 8:55:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< I thought I was pretty well-informed about the whole thing, but there's
nothing like a little experience to wake you up! I woke up this morning,
removed the patch on my eye, and--I was warned of this--because of the
block probably still working on me, when I looked out of my left eye, it
was not focusing right. It was like the room was turning on its side.
And, of course, my peripheral vision was kind of screwy, but it seems to
be clearing up as the day progresses. >>
I hope that by the time you read that things are fine and you no longer need
Although my last laser was several years ago, the routine is still the same
and I have gone through it many times. I prefer having the block rather than
enduring the "sting" of the laser. It does have its drawbacks, you are
experiencing one. I have found that sometimes it takes a day or so for all
of the anesthesia to leave. Until it is gone you can't control your muscles
to focus. Even after it is gone it may take some work at starting at a fixed
place until your eye gets the clue and starts to focus again. If if lasts
longer than 24-48 hours, call your opthamologist.
My vision always returned to normal. I have lost some of my peripheral
vision, but this has taken years to come about.
You have done the right thing, in the long run you will be much better off
for going through this. Lasers have saved my sight, I am sure of this.
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