Hi Rachel and welcome. Your English is great.
It sounds like you've been an excellent advocate for your mother.
ABSOLUTELY YES to both. I cannot tell you how many people I have known over the years who were extremely depressed, perhaps suicidal, at 1.5 years after LASIK but who are now living normal, fully, happy lives (with or without some long term side effects of the surgery). It sounds like your mother is at one of the worst stages of it, where so much time after surgery has passed that you think there's no chance of further healing. But it doesn't really work like that. I can think of an awful lot of people who had most of their improvement at least 2 years after surgery.
Do you think my mother can find a quality of life? Should she be hopeful of a brighter future?
It's my opinion that for some LASIK patients things just plain never seem to get better in that first year (sometimes two years) no matter what treatments they use - the body just seems to have its own timeline. Unfortunately many people over-medicate during that stage and feel even worse from all the things they're putting in their eyes so this is something we have to be careful about too.
Originally Posted by MlleCoconut
Can you share anything about your mother's diagnosis, for example, from the treatments she has done it seems she must have severe MGD, but what is the state of her aqueous tear production (from the lacrimal glands).
What, if anything, seems to make her feel better? Has she tried cold compresses? Taking naps? Any kind of simple moisture goggle?
Give her a hug from me. Thing are going to get better - it will not stay like this forever.
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