Don't worry, you can't blink during surgery. And with anesthesia, you can't feel a thing but I swear you can smell the burning as the laser zaps your eye...
Can you see the semicircular cut the first laser made?
Visix zones projected on my eyeball.
Post-surgery, I was supplied with various eye drops for use five times a day for the initial one week period:
- Dexamethasone: an anti-inflammatory
- Antibiotic drops
- Hyalein and Hyalonsan to cure corneal laser cut and dry-eye symptoms
- Oxybuprocaine: anesthetic drops for pain
|Before Lasik||Next day||One week|
|Right eye||0.03 (Japanese)||1.2||1.2|
|Left eye||0.02 (Japanese)||1.0||1.5|
- Haven't used the eye drops for a while now. No more dry eye even after waking up.
- Halos and starbursts are not noticeable at night at all.
- Vision is pretty good but not perfect. In low contrast situations I sometimes notice there is a faint ghost 2nd image, especially with text.
- After 3 months, I bought some (low strength Bausch & Lomb) presbyopia-only contact lenses to try. It's based on the principle that the center of the eye is used for near vision and the periphery for distance vision. Yes, it improves my near vision (for reading) but there is a small cost in distance vision acuity. It's a tradeoff. At the moment, it seems like reading glasses are less of a hassle and can be higher strength for better magnification/easier reading.