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  • 08-21-2009, 01:08 AM
    gregb
    They wont do lasik if your corneas are thin, but they can do the PRK in most instances. I had PRK done about 5 years ago for the same reason, thin corneas. Painful as hell for a couple days, but 20/15 now. Need reading glasses though in dimmer settings, but the doctor said I would have needed those anyway. One of the best things I ever did, no more contacts. Good to hear your seeing the world as you should.
  • 08-20-2009, 10:01 PM
    74glencoe
    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    no one said they were the same, i added MY experience with lasik. i did my research on google prior to posting and my wife has 10 years experience...LOL

    lasik is usually for more severe cases....
    I was 20/400 prior to surgery, and my doctor recomended PRK because my corneas were under 500 microns (i think that is the unit of measurement). As far as I know Lasik and PRK can be performed on the same people, regardless of how bad vision is. PRK has a slightly better track record, can be performed on thinner corneas, and plus the flap thing I stated earlier. My doc is El Paso TX, and his name is Dr. Bobby Maddox. He was doing PRK in mexico before it was legal in the US, and the same with Lasik, I did mine in the good old US of A though, didnt want to be near blind gringo in mexico. he was really honest with me throughought the entire process, he took all measurements and I was never treated by another doctor or a nurse, it was always him. Plus, his whole office is decked out with christian paintings and the such, which makes me feel better. Sorry for the spam.
  • 08-20-2009, 02:36 PM
    YumaJet
    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    PRK or LASEK is not the same as LASIK. similar but not the same.

    I had LASEK or PRK. Instead of just cutting your cornia flap they litterally melt it off with chemicals. Then as it grows back your vision is blury for several weeks while it hardens..

    http://www.prk.com/LASIKvsPRK.html

    no one said they were the same, i added MY experience with lasik. i did my research on google prior to posting and my wife has 10 years experience...LOL

    lasik is usually for more severe cases....
  • 08-20-2009, 06:25 AM
    Delemorte
    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    When I had Lasik done, my vision was good after a few hours. No pain, I just had to put eye drops every few hours. I'm sure when you step outside with no glasses, everything is bright! I still see halos every now and then. Its better than wearing glasses, but one eye is a little blurier than the other.

    PRK or LASEK is not the same as LASIK. similar but not the same.

    I had LASEK or PRK. Instead of just cutting your cornia flap they litterally melt it off with chemicals. Then as it grows back your vision is blury for several weeks while it hardens..

    http://www.prk.com/LASIKvsPRK.html
  • 08-19-2009, 10:53 PM
    millwrightlong
    i was pretty lucky. i had many tell me i would never see again, untill i happened upon one of the best eye surgeons in the country. he is the guy that is usualy so busy going around lecturing and showing others how to do things that he only gets to a couple patients a month. I went in one night due to painful pressure problems( knowing that they would have to stick me in the eye with a big ass needle and drain the fluid) he happen to be the only one on call that night. a very rare occurance. this was 1.5 years into my ordeal . within 6 months after that night he had me in two surguries and i can see great again. i recently went in for a check up with one of the first docs i had and he said that my surgion works miracles and he has never seen one like him. my left eye sees better than before 20/10, my right eye was beet up way worse but with a contact i get 20/40, but he says with the recent upgrades in lenses i could see better in the right with another surgury.
    thank god for guys who are great at what they do!!!!!
  • 08-19-2009, 10:53 PM
    74glencoe
    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    My wife is the lead tech/office manager for an ophthalogist that does PRK, Lasik, ect.., and mentioned that if your vision is not 20/20, you could get a touch up.



    I went back today and it is now 20/20, Awesome to hear. And my corneas are pretty thin, thats one reason I did the prk instead of lasik. (not enough meat to carve on) The other reason is that the flap with lasik never fully heals, ever. It can be jarred loose (supposedly) with a hard blow to the eye. The flap thing could go bad for me with some of the wipeouts I have been through while skiing, and not to mention one of my horses likes to buck when I dont ride him for more than two days. In both situations I have had my contacts fly out or fold up and go for a trip around the sides of my eyeball.
  • 08-19-2009, 07:07 PM
    sleekcrafter
    Wife had Lasik done about 10 years ago, best thing since sliced toast! She saves 5 minutes every day not messing with the contact crap every morning and evening.
  • 08-19-2009, 06:47 PM
    YumaJet
    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    Back to the lake Maybe. I had PRK eye surgery about five weeks ago, and it has been tough but I am extemely happy now, 20/30 vision, and may get better still.
    My wife is the lead tech/office manager for an ophthalogist that does PRK, Lasik, ect.., and mentioned that if your vision is not 20/20, you could get a touch up.

    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    I can spot a light bar on a cop car 3/4 of a mile away.
  • 08-19-2009, 03:35 PM
    DuaneHTP
    I understand your delight with your new sight. I was blind in my right eye for several years and recently had one of the new retro lenses put in that is good for both far and near vision. It worked perfectly. I now can read the phone book without glasses and I can spot a light bar on a cop car 3/4 of a mile away. Good vision is invaluable. Makes it a lot easier to race prep and detail the impellers now. I got lucky, I don't even have any halos with night lights.
  • 08-19-2009, 02:06 PM
    YumaJet
    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    But obviosly not. As for the eyes, PRK was pretty slow to heal from. Vision was great right after surgery, Within three hours was in lots and lots of pain, then vision went to sheot except right in front of my face. It slowly got better, went through a week with double vision at any distance more than 10 ft that really freaked me out. After five weeks it is great though. Sunglasses all the time when outside, and lots of eyedrops still. It is awesome to wake up and be able to see. Someone who has always had good vision just cant understand how awesome it is.

    And here are the pics, Thanks Tom!
    When I had Lasik done, my vision was good after a few hours. No pain, I just had to put eye drops every few hours. I'm sure when you step outside with no glasses, everything is bright! I still see halos every now and then. Its better than wearing glasses, but one eye is a little blurier than the other.
  • 08-18-2009, 11:16 PM
    74glencoe

    Thought I had figured a way to post pics without photobucket

    But obviosly not. As for the eyes, PRK was pretty slow to heal from. Vision was great right after surgery, Within three hours was in lots and lots of pain, then vision went to sheot except right in front of my face. It slowly got better, went through a week with double vision at any distance more than 10 ft that really freaked me out. After five weeks it is great though. Sunglasses all the time when outside, and lots of eyedrops still. It is awesome to wake up and be able to see. Someone who has always had good vision just cant understand how awesome it is.

    And here are the pics, Thanks Tom!
  • 08-18-2009, 09:39 AM
    jetboatperformance
    Congratulations on your sight issues Iv'e been blessed with good vision (other than creeping Old age and the Dean Addels readers ) this post will make me wear my Saftey glasses in the shop more ! Tom

    PS where the pics ,cant "see" them ?
  • 08-18-2009, 08:23 AM
    millwrightlong
    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    Back to the lake Maybe. I had PRK eye surgery about five weeks ago, and it has been tough but I am extemely happy now, 20/30 vision, and may get better still.
    The doc says my eyes a healed enough to get the boat wet again, and just in time for parts to show up from Tom!

    I spent the evening instaliing the reverse bucket cable and two transom fittings. Now If i could just have time to go to the lake!



    I have to give credit to tom for talking me out of the white transom dumps, these look way better than the bildge dump. Tom is the man!

    I can sympathize with eye problems. 2 years ago i had an accident and was robbed of sight. all i could see was dark and light. after two surgeries, IE; new lens and pressure implants, and reconstruction, i can see. 20/10 and 20/40 i never appreciated sight so much.
  • 08-18-2009, 01:56 AM
    YumaJet
    it probably wont get better and make sure you wear glasses because your eyes will get dry quick.
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