I believe the only person you should ask this question to is your surgeon. No one else--not even another ophthalmologist--will know what kind of inputs he entered into the laser to treat your individual, unique eye.tornadotrick wrote: ↑Feb 7th, 2018 12:33 pmTomorrow will be 6 weeks since getting SmartSurface PRK at Nvision by Dr. Machat. Being the cautious type, I'm only doing one eye at a time. I was about -1.5 in each eye.
Everything at the clinic went great, everyone was super nice, and the procedure was super smooth. I'd say the early healing was better than expected, though I took 2 weeks off work and had a patient girlfriend administering all my eye drops...
Vision 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? 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.
I personally never experienced overcorrection. Not at any point in my healing did I have beyond 20/20 vision. I just had fuzziness that simply improved with time. Interestingly, I also had zero problems/changes in my near vision after the initial healing phase of 4 weeks...no major eye strain or fatigue from reading or working on computers, etc.
I do not know if you are "undercorrected" at this point, but most surgeons these days wait at least 6-12 months for the vision to stabilize before determining that a touch-up/enhancement is desired, which implies that yes, refractive power may settle and improve as part of the healing. For instance, you mentioned ghosting...the ghosting may go away through healing and therefore your eyesight may sharpen...there is also a possibility that it is an artifact of your surgery that could persist (I hope not but it's not unheard of.)
So, ask your surgeon, what his treatment goals or typical observations of his patients are like...but I think you might have to wait 3-6 months before drawing conclusions. Worrying or guessing at this point is not going to change your vision.