• Gina Marie November 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I had Lasik in 1996. I was extremely nearsighted. Recovery was quick and painless. My doctor insisted I was adjusted to 20/20. I don't think I ever got better than 20/40. Night driving was immediately affected. Any kind of dim or dark environment which causes the pupil to dilate beyond the area of correction significantly impairs my ability to see. Approximately 5 years after the surgery, I needed glasses for driving/computer/TV… (understandable, as one's eyes continue to change). As of 2008, and after going to a different doctor, I have been diagnosed with extremely dry eyes, and for reasons currently unknown (but previously attributed to an uneven corneal surface) glasses can no longer correct my vision to 20/20.

    • admin November 16, 2009 at 5:59 am

      Hi Gina Marie, Thank you for sharing your experience with Lasik. There are indeed a number of patients who've undergone the procedure and swear by it. However, there is seemingly a growing group of individuals who experience a range of potential side effects–hence the FDA's attention on longer range results of Lasik. I'm sorry you're going through some challenges with your eyesight–and that there seems to be limited options for corrective care. We'll keep an eye on the Lasik story…-Abi

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