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Streaming & stinging eyes in sunlight? 07 Jun 2013 18:04 #181

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I have found that my eyes are very sensitive to sunlight now but never used to be before surgery.
I am having the same trouble as you but to a lesser extent.
I don't have any tips. I don't know what to do either to make it better other than sunglasses or staying in, which is not an option, so I would be interested if anyone else has some tips.

Streaming & stinging eyes in sunlight? 07 Jun 2013 15:43 #182

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My eyes are soo sensitive even with sunglasses since laser surgery. I cannot go outside in sunlight without wearing sunglasses and all my eyes seem to do is stream and sting.

I've never had to wear sunglasses before, has anyone else suffered like this & do you have any tips as this happens when I'm driving and I have to pull over for 5 mins
Really getting me down! :(

Unstable eyesight after Lasik 07 Jun 2013 13:22 #183

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Cat0 Be aware that ibuprofen can make your dry eye worse. Worth checking out if you are on medications if any of them can affect your eyes. Some antidepressants can also worsen dry eye. Seek advice from an experienced optometrist or ophthalmologist regarding this.

Unstable eyesight after Lasik 07 Jun 2013 05:56 #184

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Hi Poppy

It's strange that you should say that because yesterday it dawned on me that this may be the problem.
Before surgery I tried several different brand contact lens but none were suitable because my eyes would dry too much and my vision would blur. Not the best thing to happen when you're driving!
I also noticed that on entering certain supermarkets that used air con my vision would blur.
Yesterday, it happened again at a supermarket, without contact lens, and so led me to think that it might be dry eye that is causing the fluctuation in sight.
We have been left worse off after surgery without ever being warned of the things that could go wrong. I was told that I may get dry eye but it would be temporary, just for a few weeks only. I have now found out that by cutting the flap to enable LASIK surgery, the flap NEVER heals. The nerves that are responsible for creating the lubricating fluid for your eyes are cut and DO NOT RE-GROW, hence dryer eyes than before surgery :sick:
The pressure test for Glaucoma will always give a false reading after surgery because of the damage to the cornea caused by the surgery and future cataract surgery will be difficult to carry out successfully :angry:
Did you get a refund from the company who did this to you or are you intending to sue them?
They shouldn't be allowed to carry on damaging peoples eyes without telling the truth about the permanent damage they will be inflicting on them for a possible, temporary good outcome. My sight was improved only for a couple of weeks before it regressed back to what it was prior to surgery. I was told 'this is very rare'. The more I research this, the more I find it s not rare at all but quite common :huh:

Unstable eyesight after Lasik 06 Jun 2013 13:03 #185

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When my surgery failed in 2010 I had to return to wearing varifocals again. I have had to buy 5 new pairs of glasses since then.
My vision varies constantly mainly due to the dry eyes that I have been left with. Without an adequate tear film it is impossible to achieve clear vision even with the best spectacles available.
This will never improve I have been told, but of course it can worsen.

Unstable eyesight after Lasik 04 Jun 2013 22:35 #186

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I had Lasik a year ago.

Since then my eyes have regressed back to the same prescription that I had before surgery, in fact one eye is worse.

What I would like to know, does anyone else have unstable eyesight since surgery?
I had 2 eye tests within 2 weeks of each other with very different results.

I have been wearing glasses again for several months but am finding my eyesight varies from day to day or hour to hour. Sometimes my sight is better without my glasses. How weird is that?

I am also getting headaches every day and am having to take ibuprofen.
Is this because my glasses don't suit my sight?


The cutting of second lasik flaps in eyes. 04 Jun 2013 22:31 #187

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Yes, my eyes regressed and then settled so that OE were going to give me LASIK for a second time. Luckily for me, the surgeon wouldn't do it again as my eyes had gone all the way back to my original prescription, in fact, one eye was worse! He told me I had 'overhealed'. Talk about putting the blame on me and not on something they did wrong!

I was told if your second surgery is within a year of your first surgery, they can do it again to 'enhance' or do they mean rectify their mistake......!!!!

I was then offered RLE and I almost signed up to it. That is when I met Sasha at Harley St who was there accompanying someone who had his eyes damaged by OE when he had RLE. He told me not to do it, but look up OERML first. I can't thank that man enough (Sasha wasn't allowed to talk to me). I didn't go ahead. Thank goodness.

Starbursts 04 Jun 2013 18:15 #188

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Perhaps Optical Express should add it to their advertising:
"Guaranteed fireworks display every day for the rest of your life!
Free with all laser eye surgery"

Laser eye surgery and starbursts. 04 Jun 2013 08:51 #189

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Prior to having laser eye surgery, I only used to see starbursts on the 5th of November! Ever since I had laser eye surgery every day is a starburst day. (And I'm not talking about sweets either).

I NEED GLASSES AGAIN 21 May 2013 11:36 #190

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Hello Chantal,

I am experiencing the same in the sense that only a few weeks after surgery my vision regressed and is still fluctuating.

I too need glasses again, they actually refused to provide me with any to begin with. It has only been 7 months since my surgery and have had a living nightmare with them. Along side this a whole host of accuity problems.

Everyone is different of course, so try not to become too worried at this stage. The number of people describing the same issues is growing rapidly.

Please seek an independant opinion before letting O.E. touch your eyes again.

Please also see my forum post.

I am gathering as much objective information as possible to keep people more informed.

This will include some legal rights when ascertained.

Best Regards,