If you have been reading my blog, you by now know that I have had LASIK surgery done on both my eyes (my LASIK posts).
Its been a really long while since I last posted about my post surgery results - almost four months. Right after my surgery I was having dry eyes and it was reducing. But over the last 3 months - I have had chronic dry eyes and my eye-sight hadn't yet reached 20/20. After waiting for 3 months to pass after my LASIK surgery, the doctor decided to put in some "Punctal" plugs - which block the lower eye lid tear ducts. This was in the hope of reducing the dry eyes that I was experiencing.
I have had the punctal plugs in my eyes for about 2 weeks now. The dry eyes are still there, but my eye-sight is improving.... (in my last check up - I had gotten close to 20/15).
At this point this is what I can recommend to you:
If you are following my LASIK experience to decide if you should also get LASIK done - then wait a little while longer - to see if my dry eyes syndrome gets any better. I work for 8 to 10 hours a day on the computer and on some days when the dry eyes are bad, I really wish that I hadn't gotten the surgery done.
At this point - I am hoping that with time the dry eyes will get better and my eyes will stabilize at 20/20. Until then I will be praying and hoping and waiting.
The biggest take away for you - would be, these posts are my experiences with LASIK. Yours might be vastly different depending on your eyes and possibly the LASIK machine that you use (I used ICON LASIK, which uses NIDEK machines and I wonder sometimes, if I had used VISX customVue, if my results would have been different).
At the end - LASIK is a surgery, an irreversible one and comes with risks that you have to weigh before undertaking the surgery.