Well, yesterday I had my 6 month follow up to the PRK I had done in August to correct near-sightedness, approximately 20/200. my vision is now 20/15 and I can see better than I was ever able to see with my glasses or contacts.  I put the surgery off for so long because originally I considered LASIK and the thought of having a flap cut into my cornea so freaked me out that I decided I could live with glasses. But then, I started slowly looking back into the corrective vision surgery and saw that with PRK, they scrape a thin layer of cells from your cornea and the healing process is more natural. Of course, they are scraping your eyeball and that sounds almost as unappealing as getting a flap of cornea sliced up. But my husband had a roommate (in the military) who had gone the PRK route and said that the first few days were tremendously painful and he used lots of drops but his vision was corrected. So I jumped in, willing to experience the 3 or 4 days of excruciating pain to be able to see without glasses. Only now, they put a corneal band aid over the scraped cornea and there’s hardly any pain! (The reason the LASIK is less painful is because the corneal flap covers the exposed eye) But my surgery was six months ago and over that time my vision has slowly gotten better. My first follow up, about a week after the 30 second surgery was 20/35 in my right eye and 20/40 in my left.

 

So, I am very glad I had the surgery and I wish I would have done it sooner but there is always the possibility that if I had done it sooner they wouldn’t have thought to put band aids on the cornea to prevent the pain. (I don’t know how recently that came about; my husband’s roommate had it done only a few years ago.) Of course, before any elective surgery, blah blah blah. (do your research and decided if it’s right for you – there, my civic duty is done.)

Gotta get back to work now. Lots to do and it’s a sunny day.

 

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