It's now the morning after my Lasik surgery. As you can see, I can see much much better now!
For the first few hours, my eyes were scratchy and sensitive. I kept them closed as much as possible and had some sleep. It's difficult to sleep when you really just want to take your new eyes for a spin.
This morning my eyes feel almost back to normal, and I can only notice a slight "edge" when i blink. I guess this will also go away in the next day or so.
Sitting down in front of the pc, I almost reached for my glasses out of habit. Not necessary! I can see very well now and read words at a distance I could only do with glasses on. Yay!!
I'm going for the post-op checkup this morning, then off to enjoy my new eyes!
I can see very well during the day; as good or maybe better than with glasses. My focus is still a bit blurry on objects very close (10cm away).
My night vision is not worse than it was before, and apparently it should improve drastically as my eyes heal. Car headlights used to be a big problem for me, causing starbursts and making driving at night difficult. Apparently the Lasik should solve that. I'll see in the days and weeks to come how it goes.
My eyes are feeling great, no more dryness like after the surgery. Eyesight is very good, but night vision is still not there yet (car headlights show starbursts, but otherwise night vision is excellent). This will take a while to come right apparently. Here's a quote on night vision after Lasik:Following LASIK eye surgery, some patients may notice a temporary decrease in night vision, with symptoms including halos, starbursts, and glare. Caused by the swelling of the cornea, these effects typically subside over time. In some cases, decreased night vision only lasts a few days; for other patients, it can take months for it to fade entirely.
Same here, it took a few months before my vision settled and the improvement still amazes me
"No! You idiot! You on the right track but on the wrong train." - RPhiri
Thanks for the feedback guys.
I'm definitely doing this.
Prices is Gauteng vary from R14K to R35K. They all using different machines.
I think I'm going to make a trip to Dbn and have it done there.
You can go for a free assessment of your eyes at Just Lasik (www.justlasik.co.za) in Pietermaritzburg or Durban (same ophthalmologist, Dr Anderson) to see if they're suitable for the procedure. They use the latest advanced equipment at Umhlanga Medical Center. Total cost of surgery was R17 900.
Last edited by Slingshot; 31-07-2012 at 07:49 AM.
Cool. Thats just what I'll do.
Did they do a custom ablation using wavefront tech?
This is their standard procedure:
More info on their site:Wavefront Optimised™ LASIK
This is a specific treatment using wavefront technology to create an ablation pattern (laser reshaping) that takes into account the curvature of your cornea. The end result is a better shaped cornea that gives better quality vision with much less halos and glare and minimised aberrations.
Everything else you need to know is also on their site.
I had mine done today in DBN.
I could see the difference as soon as I walked out of the operating theater. It's amazing.