Friday, October 06, 2017

5 Months Post PRK

Hello, long time no see. No pun intended. I went for my 5 month post PRK check up and my eyes are doing well. They have stabilized and no vision issues. I am very glad that I had the procedure done and I have no regrets. Best money I have ever spent.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

7 Weeks Post PRK

Hello everyone. I just got back from my 7 week appointment and my eyes tested 20/20. I am thrilled and happy that my eyes have healed and are at least where they wanted them to be. I know my vision can still fluctuate a little for up to 3 months after the surgery so if there is improvement from here I will consider that a bonus. Thanks for following my progress and I hope that this may inform someone that is considering the procedure and what in terms of recovery you may expect. Have a great day.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

One Month Post PRK

It has been a little over a month since my PRK surgery. It seems like my vision is over all very good but I seem to have days where I can see close up very well and far away not as good and then other days it's the opposite. I am very pleased with the progress of my vision and have no regrets. We recently went on a vacation to New Orleans and I was pleased that I didn't have to worry about packing contacts or glasses. I also was relieved that while out and about during the vacation I didn't have to worry about losing a contact. I hope that this blog has helped and informed others that might be looking at going through with this procedure, I will continue to post about my progress but it will be less frequent with a final post being around the 6 month mark. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

3 Week PRK Follow Up

Well its been 3 weeks since the procedure. I am seeing more clearly but still have a way to go. I am still having some light sensitivity which is better some days and worse others. Also my vision seems to fluctuate from day to day but overall I think there is improvement. The improvements day to day are less noticeable wit the fluctuations but I am confident that in the end my vision will be even better than with my contacts and astigmatism. My next eye check up isn't until July 5th. We are going to be gone next week on vacation so I will write up an update when I get back with a vacation post on the vacation blog.


Just a little video compilation of some of the actors we got to see at Walker Stalker Nashville 2017. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2 Week Followup Post PRK

Today was my 2 week followup for my PRK surgery. I checked in and was taken back to do the usual eye measuring exam then was taken to an exam room to look at an eye chart. I am not sure but I think my vision is at about 20/40. The tech put numbing drops in my eyes and then checked eye pressure. After a short wait the Dr. came in and asked how I was doing and then pulled over the slit lamp and looked at my eyes. He said everything is healing nicely and vision can improve for up to 3 months post surgery. I am pleased with my recovery although my vision seems to fluctuate day by day. Yesterday was blurry for most of the day and improved around 5 pm and was clearer the rest of the evening. Today has been more clear in the morning and gradually gets more blurry as the day goes on. Still a little bit of ghosting especially noticeable with text and working on the computer. Everyday there seems to be slight improvement but over the last week since I got the contact bandage out there has been the most improvement, I just keep telling myself to be patient and I am still healing. I am to continue with the Durasol drops twice a day until gone and I am clear to drive. We have a convention we are going to attend this weekend. I hope my vision continues to improve and we have a wonderful time. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

1 Week Post PRK

It has been one week since my PRK surgery. The progress has slowed a bit and not as drastic of changes in vision like the first couple days after getting the contact bandage removed. Slow and steady progress is fine with me as long as there is progress. My vison is still a bit blurred with moments of clarity.  The evenings are more blurry as I am guessing due to eye fatigue. I guess we will just take it day by day and hope that things will become clear sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Day 6 Post Procedure.

What a difference a night makes. The morning of the 6 day was considerably better. Still blurry but almost no double vision. Working on the computer was a bit of a challenge. As the day went on my vision seemed to get better with moments of blur. My eyes feel like they are hunting for focus and when I blink they are blurry. The longer I keep my eyes open the clearer my vison got but then I had to blink again and the blur would return. Later in the day I could tell my eyes were tired as I started to get an ach behind them. Ibuprofen, eye drops and eye shields for bed time.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PRK Progress Day 5 Post Surgery

Tuesday was day 5 post procedure and a follow up appointment. I checked in and waited to be called back to my appointment. When I was called back after a short wait, I was taken back for a eye measurement test and then taken to an exam room. The tech got everything set up and put a dye in my eyes to check the surface of the cornea. While waiting on the Dr. I was looking at the eye chart and was surprised I was able to see about 20/40. This excitement was short lived. When the Dr.came in he asked me how I was doing and pull the slit lamp up to my face. He grabbed some forceps and removed the contact bandage from my eyes and everything went blurry. Very blurry. Like before I even had surgery blurry. I was a little discouraged but from research I wasn't surprised. For the rest of the day my vision was very blurry and I could only see a couple of feet clearly. I continued with my drops and eye shields at night.

Monday, May 22, 2017

PRK Vision Progress Thru 4 Days Post Procedure..

I would have to say as far as pain wise the first 3 to 4 hours after the procedure was probably the worst, My eyes felt like they were throbbing with an accompanying headache, light sensitivity and blurry double vision. But later on that day I was able to go outside, with sunglasses, and do a little yard work without much discomfort. As far as vision wise the worse was yet to come. On Saturday May 20th, 2 days post surgery my vision was very blurry and the light sensitivity was turned all the way up to maximum. I kept my sunglasses on most of the day even inside. Watching T.V. in the blur felt like someone was shining a very warm flashlight in my eyes. The light seemed to dry my tears in seconds and my eyes reaction to the brightness was one of almost the feeling of crossing your eyes. It was like my eyes were in self preservation mode and would not allow me to look into the brightness of the T.V. or any semi bright light. My eyes felt gritty and my vision had diminished to just a few feet. I could see the ground at my feet and everything else was just blurry. Sounds like a perfect day to help pick up tree limbs at the cemetery right. It didn't take much of that for me to find out I wasn't much good help. As the day went on the light sensitivity got a little better but was still uncomfortable. I was still doing my drops routine and sleeping in my eyes shields. I was very surprised that the eye shields didn't effect my sleeping as I am a very light sleeper and even the littlest of things keep me awake.

Sunday 3 days post procedure, the light sensitivity and vision was much better. I would almost say the blurriness was almost gone but the double vision was so bad I couldn't be certain. When riding, not driving, in a car, a single center line was now two some 30 or so feet away only to merge together just in front of the car hood. Riding in the car was a little upsetting on the stomach.

Monday 4 days post procedure, The light sensitivity was gone and the double vision was a little better. Nothing like a road trip to a nice place to eat to lift your spirit. The car ride didn't seem to upset the stomach as bad which was a good thing since we were going out to eat. By the time we got home that evening I could tell my eyes felt a little achy. I am guessing because the constant eye shifts while tracking the scenery as you ride down the road.