I have a high prescription (over -10 in each eye) and was recommended ICL. I heard stories about halos and glare and wanted to see if anyone else here had experiences with ICL?
Jan 28th, 2018 9:48 pm
Jan 28th, 2018 10:48 pm
From my reading, its basically the same problem that arises when PRK/LASIK are done with optical zones that are not sized to the pupil properly.
Jan 29th, 2018 2:37 pm
Jan 30th, 2018 10:06 pm
Yeah I had a lot of fluctuation for those first few weeks. Just have to be patient. You are probably overcorrected at this point quite significantly. Over time, the overcorrection should regress to your planned target or pretty near it. A few weeks out there can be haze as well.thadsan wrote: ↑Jan 30th, 2018 12:21 pmI had Smart Surf PRK about 2 weeks ago, and my vision is 20/20 when I did the last checkup. However, when I go to the office, or anywhere in the building, it's dropping to like 20/40 or worse and it's hard to make out the text on the computer/phone. I can use the phone/computer perfectly fine outside/at home and pretty much anywhere else.
Anyone had any related issues like this? I am constantly using the eye drops - but doesn't improve the situation.
Jan 31st, 2018 2:23 pm
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Feb 1st, 2018 10:23 pm
Easier to underpromise and over-deliver, than to over-promise and under-deliver. Unless its truly disabling, its easier just to do stuff to take your mind off of it, and in time, it'll probably be better than you ever imagined.tgreen2017 wrote: ↑Feb 1st, 2018 9:55 pmJust wanted to update (in case anyone's interested :P), had my first month check up today:
My vision is a little bit worse than the 2 week mark, and the optometrist couldn't refract me to 20/20 - which he says it's a good thing, because that means it's not my prescription that's imperfect but that my eyes that are still healing. Reading glasses help a tiny bit and my optometrist advised against it because the changes are so minimal and fluctuates daily. He also mentioned my recovery is a bit slower than typical patients, but that's expected of some patients. However, in terms of timescale, he's talking about it 6 months rather than 2 months now, which is kind of worrying to me.
Feb 3rd, 2018 2:13 pm
Speaking as a person who's on the slower end of the healing spectrum, I'm less confident about SmartSurface than I was at the beginning of the surgery. While it's faster than traditional PRK, the healing is still ridiculously long, whereas a vast majority of Lasik patients heal and have 20/20 vision within a couple of days. For perspective: my friend who had traditional PRK got his BCL off in a week, whereas for me it was 3 days. My vision fluctuates from 20/30 to 20/40, a month after surgery. An entire month and reading is still hard! And I'm not even sure if it's a 1-time-and-never-worry-about-it-again thing! If I get regression (which is likely with my prescription), I really hope I can pick Lasik, but I wouldn't be surprised if I had to go through Smartsurface again, to which I truly hope the recovery would be shorter.burnt69 wrote: ↑Feb 1st, 2018 10:23 pmEasier to underpromise and over-deliver, than to over-promise and under-deliver. Unless its truly disabling, its easier just to do stuff to take your mind off of it, and in time, it'll probably be better than you ever imagined.
That's maybe one of the downsides of SmartSurfACE -- the initial recovery is so darn quick that the patient almost gets spoiled. So when healing inevitably slows down, its kind of disappointing. I saw quite noticeable changes to clarity of distance vision even between the 3 and 6 month point.
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Feb 7th, 2018 12:33 pm
Feb 7th, 2018 12:47 pm
You should be overcorrected at this time. The epithelium contributes to optical power, and takes a while to fully heal back to its normal thickness of 56um or so.tornadotrick wrote: ↑Feb 7th, 2018 12:33 pmVision in my left eye (the one I had done) got noticeably better at around the 2 week mark. That said, improvement since then has been slow. Currently, the eye is at about 20/25 on its own. What is concerning is that it can be refracted to be better, so I may be undercorrected?
No, you probably haven't slid enough. You'll have worse vision as a +1, for example, than you will have as a +0.5, or plano.Perhaps someone with more experience/knowledge can clarify, but does undercorrection improve as time goes on? My understanding is that the procedure intentionally overcorrects, and then you slide down to where you "should" be. I'm worried I've already "slid" too far.
Perfectly normal.Getting one eye done has been interesting... haha I'm constantly testing the two against each other. I've noticed I actually get less halos in my left eye now. I'm still getting pretty significant ghosting in that eye though- particularly with lights on a dark background (traffic lights at night are the best example).
Feb 7th, 2018 1:16 pm
Hm, I'm a little confused though. At my one month follow-up, my optometrist measured my left eye as being -0.25. Wouldn't this mean I'm undercorrected as opposed to overcorrected? That said, I guess I'm also overcorrected in that my near vision in that eye is still a little fuzzy.burnt69 wrote: ↑Feb 7th, 2018 12:47 pmYou should be overcorrected at this time. The epithelium contributes to optical power, and takes a while to fully heal back to its normal thickness of 56um or so.
No, you probably haven't slid enough. You'll have worse vision as a +1, for example, than you will have as a +0.5