AnonymousJune 25, 1998 at 10:02 pmPost count: 93172
Since there are lots of new people here, has anyone had eximer (sp?)
on their eyes to correct nearsightedness? Quite a while ago I posted
a message about my eyes starting to bugg out. Well, my doctor
thinks now that my eyes were responding to the extreme stress
of taking care of my dying Mother. Mom passed away four weeks
ago. I went to the ophthalmologist yesterday and he said the
improvement in my eyes was remarkable.
Here’s the scoop. My vision is 20/650. As far as the cornias are
concerned I am a perfect candidate for the laser surgery. But the
Graves may be a complication. Apparently, any elective surgery
on a graves patient eyes can cause complications. Has anyone had
experience with this? Or know someone who has?
regards….CarolynAnonymousJune 25, 1998 at 11:02 pmPost count: 93172
hey-someone who has my exact prescription-no one can ever
believe it. My aunt called me about the laser surgery a couple
of weeks ago, and I thought the Graves’ would be a problem.
Last I knew, she was checking into it-but I certainly will let
you know what I find out-or vice versa? Gee, it even helps to know
someone with such severe nearsightedness is dealing with the
Graves’ thing-I just had RAI yesterday-have only been diagnosed
since May 8th and have had minimal eye involvement at this point.
But as I’m sure you know, when your eyes are this bad, you don’t take
your eyesight for granted-not that anyone else does either, but I’ve
walked in to walls for years!!AnonymousJune 26, 1998 at 9:12 amPost count: 93172
OK, I posted last month that RK is not a good option for Graves folks to
use for correcting vision. LASIK or laser surgery is a better option and
can be used if your Graves eye disease is not really bad. Get a second
opinion and go for it. The laser I was told does not effect the cornea
like Radial Keratonmy (RK) where they actually cut the cornia. We can
have it done and if it makes our lives better I say go for it. Just make
sure your doctor knows you have Graves so they can evaluate you.
Live well, See Better and Grandfather’s blessings,
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