Phew, laser surgery went perfectly! (in Off-topic)

AdminShade 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 ;)

blackshadowshade April 16 2009 4:11 PM EDT


QBRanger April 16 2009 4:11 PM EDT


And do not forget to religiously use the eyedrops.

chaosal April 16 2009 4:12 PM EDT

awesome, I'm glad it went well.

gotta work on that 3m!

Lord Bob April 16 2009 4:12 PM EDT

Great news!

Now if only I could afford the same.

QBJohnnywas April 16 2009 4:13 PM EDT


AdminShade 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 ;)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 16 2009 4:52 PM EDT

grats & woot!

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] April 16 2009 4:57 PM EDT

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...

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] April 16 2009 6:31 PM EDT

Glad it worked out for you :)

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 16 2009 6:46 PM EDT

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!

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] April 16 2009 7:04 PM EDT

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!

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] April 16 2009 7:07 PM EDT

Very nice :P

Enjoy your new super-vision!

Soul Eater April 16 2009 7:14 PM EDT

Let's hope they secretly snuck in heat vision.

Colonel Custard April 16 2009 7:44 PM EDT

Congrats! Great to hear it!

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 16 2009 7:45 PM EDT

X-Ray Vision > Heat Ray Vision. ;P

Anyway, congrats Shade! I'd like laser eye surgery, but I look better in glasses... ;)

AdminShade April 17 2009 2:46 AM EDT

Wasp: they corrected long vision (both eyes were around -8) and at 1 eye also astigmatism

AdminShade 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 ;)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 17 2009 6:12 AM EDT

That would be the epitome of vanity. ;)

QBRanger 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.

Fatil1ty 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

AdminShade 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...

Fatil1ty 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

Soul Eater 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.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 17 2009 12:21 PM EDT

Your so vain,
I can't think of anything.

Soul Eater 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.

AdminShade April 17 2009 12:34 PM EDT

I had astigmatism in both eyes also, not much but I had it. was no problem.

Soul Eater 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.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 17 2009 12:41 PM EDT

I was talking to Ranger; and, I was just kidding. ;)

blackshadowshade April 17 2009 4:10 PM EDT

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.

j'bob 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.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 18 2009 7:19 AM EDT

oRly? What's the song called? (I should probably stop listening to Andrea Bocelli, and branch out musically some.)

AdminShade 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.

AdminShade April 20 2009 11:39 AM EDT

Anyway, the past few days have gone by for me without any problems.

No pain,
No irritations,
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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