I am having PTK laser next week. Has anyone had this done? I started with dry eye symptoms over 2 years ago. I was diagnosed with blepharitis and my symptoms have gotten progressively worse. I now suffer from recurrent corneal erosions and have been diagnosed with map dot fingerprint dystrophy. My opthamalogist was at a point where he felt he was unable to help me anymore so he told me I needed to see a corneal specialist. I feel confident in her treatment plan but I am curious to hear from others what their experience was. The specialist has told me that I will need the procedure in both eyes. My right eye much worse than my left and I think I will try to wait as long as possible before having the left eye done. I also wouldn't make that decision until I see how the right eye turns out. The doctor also warned me that we need to get the dry eye under control as I will continue to have flare ups from time to time if I don't although they should not be as severe or as frequent.
I'm sorry that I missed this post. How did your surgery go? I hope that you are recovering well!
I am still having blurry vision in my eye but the doctor says that it will take up to 3 months for vision to return to normal and even then I will most likely need to change my prescription. Both post op appointments went well. They tell me my cornea looks good. I didn't realize that it would take so long but the doctor explained that the underlying layers take longer to heal than the corneal epithelium. I remain optimistic and hopeful. After dealing with this for two years I look forward to being pain free.
Thanks for the update, LindaLa.
I'm happy to hear that you are improving! Yes, superficial healing of the cornea happens quickly, but real healing takes a lot of time. I learned that the hard way.
Best wishes for continued good progress,