Thursday, February 21, 2013

My PRK Recovery: Week Seven

Same old same old.  I THINK the ghosting is a bit better than before but it's definitely still noticeable, especially when I read on the computer (which I need to do all day long) and gets worse as the day goes on.  It doesn't seem like there is improvement, but when I think back to three weeks ago when I could barely use the microscope I know it's gotten better.  The differences are just too gradual for me to really notice.  The last few days my eyes have been a little red and itchy - I don't know if that's part of the healing process or if it's allergy related.  I really really hope I have normal eyes soon though, the blurred (yet clear) vision throws me off kilter a little.  By the end of the day, I tend to feel pretty tired and my eyes feel strained.  I want to note though, that I can see distance quite well and can make out details - the blurriness in my vision is all due to ghosting and not the kind of near-sighted fuzziness I had before. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

My PRK Recovery: Week Five

This post is one day overdue, but yesterday I couldn't bring myself to write "No change from last week."  Today however, I feel that there might be some slight improvement?  A bit less ghosting?  Or maybe it's just wishful thinking.  This aspect of PRK healing did not really strike me previously when I read through other people's experiences.  Slow progress I can handle, but this "no noticeable change" from one week to the next is annoying.  In reality, I'm sure there has been progress, only so subtle that I can't detect from day to day.  It was easier in the beginning when I had little milestones to test myself with, but how do I measure ghosting?  I know that in the morning things look best and sometimes by the evening, the ghosting can be quite severe.  I'm re-reading some of the PRK blogs now and taking comfort (again) in other people's timelines.  Keeping my fingers crossed!