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To consider a second dose of Laser Eye Surgery?

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EsmeGruntFuttock Tue 13-Jan-15 16:12:38

Had the first lot a couple of years ago whilst living overseas. It was supposed to be mono vision. For 6 months I didn't need glasses at all but then vision got worse and I needed them for reading. I understand this is not unusual due to my age (mid 40s) and this was explained fully to me; what I wanted was to get away from wearing glasses ALL the time.

Just had a regular vision test today. Optician said I don't have mono vision after all, I have the worst of both worlds instead. I now need a stronger prescription for reading and my distance vision is getting worse. Argh!

I don't know if the original laser surgery wasn't right (the guy who did is very reputable and considered an expert - travels globally giving talks etc.), or if my eye have just deteriorated.

I'd like to try to get it corrected to mono vision if possible, or at least so that distance is strong, with reading glasses for close work.

Anyone had eye surgery twice?

SacredHeart Tue 13-Jan-15 17:03:53

I had a friend who had it three times then gave up as her eyes kept "correcting" themselves.

It's rare but it does happen.

Eggybread00 Tue 13-Jan-15 18:31:13

My laser surgery only worked for 4 years, I tried to have had it done again but they said my corneas are too thin now because of the original procedure.

IvanOsokin Tue 13-Jan-15 18:38:16

Do you have an impartial eye doctor/optician you can talk to? Someone you can trust to give you impartial advice? I think the problem with the companies and private clinics offering laser surgery is that they can be a bit too keen to do procedures and it would be good to get an assessment from someone who won't have a financial agenda.

Having had laser surgery, I would personally be wary of having it again because of potential side effects (I have very dry eyes after the first lot of surgery so wouldn't risk that getting worse). My surgeon was also very reputable.

I tried out mono vision before surgery with disposable contact lenses of the prescriptions they were considering but my brain couldn't get used to it at all!

tallulahturtle Tue 13-Jan-15 20:49:45

Yup I've had it twice , had no problems since.

mankymummymoo Tue 13-Jan-15 20:59:16

At your age and obviously depending on your own particular prescription and optical health you may find that lens replacement (either mono or multi focal lens) may be a more suitable solution.

Any reputable company will give you free consultation and after care.

If your laser surgery has resulted in you requiring additional treatment so soon I would suggest it wasnt quite the best option for you originally.

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