Phew, laser surgery went perfectly! (in Off-topic)
April 16 2009 4:09 PM EDT
Just to let everyone know (besides my reply to the poll nobody will remark ;p).
The optical laser surgery of this morning went perfectly. I think I now am up to 95% vision already (almost 20/20 in american) and it's sure to rise even further, perhaps up to 120% O.0.
I've got a few nice reddish rings in the white of my eye from the making of the flaps of cornea. This should slowly go away in about 4 weeks time. They are only visible when I look down so most people won't even notice.
The head aches now are practically gone and I'm going to sleep with my protective goggles :D
I won't be in chat often for the coming few days but I will try to get as many BA in as possible to reach my goal of 3 mil MPR ;)
April 16 2009 4:11 PM EDT
And do not forget to religiously use the eyedrops.
April 16 2009 4:12 PM EDT
awesome, I'm glad it went well.
gotta work on that 3m!
April 16 2009 4:12 PM EDT
Now if only I could afford the same.
April 16 2009 4:13 PM EDT
April 16 2009 4:22 PM EDT
Ranger: today I've used the antibiotic droplets every 2 hours, and the tear droplets a few times as prescribed in between them. Should be ok.
I'm not feeling any pain on my eyes now, don't feel anything out of the ordinary even. I hope this is a good thing ;)
Congrats Shade, glad it went well. Just out of interest what did they correct exactly? Short/long sighted? Astigmatism etc etc?
I'd be too scared to have laser surgery on my eyes...
April 16 2009 6:31 PM EDT
Glad it worked out for you :)
Nice Shade, you'll be 100% in no time, my uncle went through that and his downtime was almost non-existent, he was so happy after wards all the time, and would always reply it's like being born into a whole new world.
:) Glad there were no complications!
Glad to hear it Shade! Let us know how it is still working out a year from now, etc. =)
All I can think of when I hear of Laser Eye Surgery is the Goldfinger Bond movie (I could be wrong), where 007 is strapped to a table with the laser about to hit his groin. Would scare the crap outta me!
Very nice :P
Enjoy your new super-vision!
April 16 2009 7:14 PM EDT
Let's hope they secretly snuck in heat vision.
Congrats! Great to hear it!
X-Ray Vision > Heat Ray Vision. ;P
Anyway, congrats Shade! I'd like laser eye surgery, but I look better in glasses... ;)
April 17 2009 2:46 AM EDT
Wasp: they corrected long vision (both eyes were around -8) and at 1 eye also astigmatism
April 17 2009 2:47 AM EDT
Hehehe and Marl, if you look too good with glasses, you can still wear glasses with blank (non corrective) glasses in them ;)
That would be the epitome of vanity. ;)
April 17 2009 9:40 AM EDT
Your so vain,
I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you, don't you.
April 17 2009 11:20 AM EDT
congrats shade. glad to hear it went well. I am at -5 with astigmatism in both eyes so I will likely get it eventually but my dad went through hell with his surgeries so I'm a little apprehensive. I think he had to go back at least 4-5 times. first time they didn't quite fix it well enough. Second time they discovered that cells kept growing under the flaps so he kept having to go back to get the flaps lifted and cleaned. It was brutal.
So happy yours went well tho dude
April 17 2009 11:41 AM EDT
ouch indeed, -5 in astigmatism is more than what they would correct where I live I think, not too sure...
April 17 2009 12:12 PM EDT
as far as I know it is very doable however it isn't really considered your standard laser surgery so I would probably go to one of the specialized and top end places in Toronto. I think the Bochner eye institute is the one I would go to
April 17 2009 12:21 PM EDT
I have Astigmatism in both eyes and I'm not sure if they do laser surgery in that case.
Your so vain,
I can't think of anything.
April 17 2009 12:33 PM EDT
How is it Vain to want to see without the aid of contacts or glasses. I'd be glad to be rid of my glasses/contacts.
April 17 2009 12:34 PM EDT
I had astigmatism in both eyes also, not much but I had it. was no problem.
April 17 2009 12:35 PM EDT
Also I'd be glad to be rid of the headaches I get when I don't wear my glasses or contacts.
I was talking to Ranger; and, I was just kidding. ;)
Shade, I read Fatality's post as "-5, with (an unspecified amount of) astigmatism in both eyes".
Almost no one has 5D of astigmatism unless they have keratoconus.
April 17 2009 5:59 PM EDT
if it hasn't been said or stressed already shady, drink LOTS of water.
Staying hydrated is really the key to quick and proper recovery (from what my own eye doctor, ((who admits he didn't stay properly hydrated and regretted it quickly)), said about when he had it done).
hmm, that looks confusing.. but,
marly, it's a song. and don't give me that it's before my time stuff, that song was prolly written when you were about 53.
oRly? What's the song called? (I should probably stop listening to Andrea Bocelli, and branch out musically some.)
April 18 2009 9:44 AM EDT
Ahh lol, of course a -5 with some astigmatism. Well I had around -8 with a bit of astigmatism in both eyes.
And I am drinking a lot of water indeed :) seems to work out nicely.
April 20 2009 11:39 AM EDT
Anyway, the past few days have gone by for me without any problems.
No dry or burning sensations.
Still don't see 100% but I'm relatively close. My eyes need some getting used to though. Sometimes I feel myself staring a bit...
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