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Old 19-07-2007   #1
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Red face It's all blurry to me.............

I had Epi-Lasik on Monday, it's horrible, the procedure was pain free but the recovery time has been excruciating, my head, eyes and nose ache, in hindsight I might not have had it done. My far sight is returning, but I still wouldn't drive, as for my short sight, this is the first time I've attempted to view the interweb, I'm going to give it up, al blurry, can't read a thing!

Sorry if there are any errors.........................
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

who's al blurry and why cant he read?

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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

just think, the surgeon used a blunt, plastic oscillating blade to loosen the epithelial sheet, and then a plastic blade, called an epithelial separator, to separate the sheet from the eye. after the epithelial flap is made, it is lifted and folded out of the way. then a laser is used to 'sculpt' the underlying corneal tissue. then the epithelial flap is placed back on the eye with a kind of spatula. a contact lens is placed on the eye to keep the flap in place while it re-epithelializes.

WTF!!!!!

the fact you can still see at all is a miracle. your eyes have been vandalised!!
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

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just think, the surgeon used a blunt, plastic oscillating blade to loosen the epithelial sheet, and then a plastic blade, called an epithelial separator, to separate the sheet from the eye. after the epithelial flap is made, it is lifted and folded out of the way. then a laser is used to 'sculpt' the underlying corneal tissue. then the epithelial flap is placed back on the eye with a kind of spatula. a contact lens is placed on the eye to keep the flap in place while it re-epithelializes.

WTF!!!!!

the fact you can still see at all is a miracle. your eyes have been vandalised!!

It didn't take me long to realise what a risk laser-eye surgery was. It's perhaps the most important of our senses. If it was taste-bud surgery then maybe that wouldn't be too much of a loss if it went wrong, but eye surgery?

I've decided to stick with my contact lenses - they work brilliantly. I have never 'lost' a lens and I very rarely get dust in my eyes during the day. In my opinion, these are one of the best medical inventions ever. I realise that they may not be saving lives in the third world, but I'm sure that some of my money spent on contact lenses/solutions etc. is ending up somewhere spent on a live-saving project?

Otherwise I would have a pair of -5.00 lenses suspended on a metal frame somewhere in front of my eyes, sometimes at an angle, often dirty, with vision 'leaked' around the edges, never seeing anything to the sides ever again. Yet somehow I would be allowed to drive a car in that condition...

Instead I have pretty much the life of someone who doesn't wear glasses. I never used to wear glasses when I was at school, which as you can imagine was a bit of a shame, missing out on sports etc. I always used to wonder how people found it so easy to play tennis, catch a cricket ball etc. I found that it was difficult guesswork. Later I realised just how much forward-warning they had!

Anyway Twincamms, well done for getting up the courage to have the procedure done

I'm sure you'll have to give it a week or a month to become accustomed to the result, and then you'll be right as rain and probably trying to convince the doubting-Thomases like me!

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Thanks for your sympathy guys!

Well, my long sight has been restored, it's brilliant, I can only describe it as a medical miracle, far more clarity than with glasses or contacts!

However, my short sight is still to return, apparently, this takes longer as your eyes have to work hard for the adjustments made. The pain is over and I'm well on the road to recovery.

I'll be promoting the clinic soon, if anyone wants this treatment, let me know, I'll get 25 for everyone I recommend and I can talk to you about how to get a good deal, I negotiated a really good price.
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Ah, I can now see close objects too, things are becoming clearer by the day!

Technology eh ??? Who'd have thought it 50 years ago ???

Eyesight fixed by a five second blast of a laser !!!
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

so were you long and short sighted before the procedure?
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

I've made an appointment at Sunderland eye informary for an assessment consultantion for laser eye surgery.
At the moment, my son keeps on breaking my glasses and if i wear contacts i have to have eye drops every few hours due to dry eyes.
I have thought long and hard about this decison, so going to see what the people at Sunderland say.

Good to hear your sight has now returned
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

something i'll consider in the future.
did you try the contacts for a while? i had to use eye drops for the 1st couple of weeks but was fine after that.
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I didn't start wearing glasses until I was 21, I could never ever get used to them or accept having to wear them, I know it sounds gay but I've always felt vulerable and less manly wearing glasses.

Anyway, with my biking hobby, glasses under a helmet really didn't work, so I decided that when I could afford it, I'd have laser correction to cure my short sightness. In the meantime I used daily contact lenses, I'd done this for five years and thought, what a waste, 25 a month, I could better invest that money.......................................

At last I got a good deal, I had been quoted anywhere between 2000 - 3400 for the treatment I needed but eventually got a deal, 890 for Epi-Lasik + Wave Front treatment for both eyes.

It's great, well worth the money and my sight is improving daily. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

im the same with glasses,only got em a few years ago and i dont like em.
only really wear them at home
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

And me, the biggest geek out of the lot of you, doesn't need glasses
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neither did i at your age
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I am lying anyway, my sight isn't perfect

I couldn't do laser of contacts though, eyes scare me too much, it would just be glasses.
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Re: It's all blurry to me.............

honestly paul ,you get over it.at 1st i struggled with the contacts.
more so removing the bloody things.
however after a week or so you can put your finger right on your eye no worries
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