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N 0 B 2.0K C 1 E Nov 19, 2010 F Nov 19, 2010
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I've been asked alot, "What's it like having laser eye surgery? What do you see? Is it painful?" Well no. it's not painful, but it is uncomfortable. And above is more or less what you see when you are first under the machine. There are a ring of bright white LEDs, in the centre of which is a white ring of light, which surround a single red flashing LED.
During the operation you are asked to keep focused on this red dot. Some pressure is applied down around the eye and the process begins by the lifting of a small flap of the cornea in readiness for the laser itself.
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N 0 B 3.1K C 3 E Nov 19, 2010 F Nov 19, 2010
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Following on from the picture before: After the corneal flap is lifted the view is similar to the above, with everything thrown out of focus in a sort of watery/blurry way. Then the laser starts it's work. During this 10 second period you can hear the laser clicking as it fires and you are aware of black, cloud like spots around the periphery of your vision (see above), which only last a second or two as the laser sculpts the cornea. There is also a slight smell. The surgeon then smooths the corneal flap back over the eye and your done!
Immediately afterward it's a bit like looking through a steamy bathroom, but this soon clears. The most painful part, was back at home with a stinging in the eyes like someone had squirted some lemon juice at you. So lying in the dark with your eyes closed seems to be the best option. But this lasted at most 3hrs and things then settled down very quickly.
So far I have no complaints, It's two days since my op, and everything is a lot clearer and here I am back at the PC!! Still a little imbalance between the eyes, but this is perfectly normal at this early stage apparently. It may take up to two months before I get the full benefit as things take a while to fully recover.
I hope this helps anyone considering the procedure.

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24hrs after laser eye surgery this is my left eye. Recovery seems to be quite rapid, although I am struggling with the keyboard here tonight, and one eye seems to be focusing better than the other? But apparently this is normal at this stage?
I won't be posting much more here until things improve a bit. But my vision is definitely better overall except this close stuff at present.

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N 2 B 14.4K C 18 E Nov 16, 2010 F Nov 16, 2010
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Tomorrow (Weds 17th Nov 2010) I have the Wavefront LASIK eye surgery.
I am extremely anxious about it, and part of me is crying WHY are you doing it!
The other part is saying go on it'll be fine. Who knows when I'll be able to post anything on here again. As I will have to rest the eyes for some time.
I've only heard one horror story, everyone else has been positive.
But... nothing is 100% certain.
Take a last look at this eye and wish me luck.

Incidentally I shot this video on my Canon 50D!! Using some video capture software.

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