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Lasik I hate you I had lasik in April 2015. I made a mistake having this procedure. A big one. It has been constant problems, costly, & hazardous to my vision. During the dry eye evaluation, the company representative (?, dont even know if he has a license) told me that, if it wasnt springtime, your eyes would be considered too dry to do this. I then asked if we should do it at all because it will be drier weather eventually & I work in a hospital with a dry environment. He said it would not be a problem. This was NOT A true claim. I never had complaint of dry eyes ever. If the test hadnt shown this I wouldnt have known. This was a great disservice to me, misleading, & flagrantly inexcusable to do to a patient. The procedure itself was a nerve racking experience & being awake the whole time your cornea is cut off & you are blinded was one of the worst experiences of my life. I had nightmares about the penetration & cutting into my eyes. The pamphlets say that your corneas will "heal". This is not true according to NIH. The cornea strength is reduced to 20% of its original strength. Not by 20%, but to 1/5 the original integrity. People should be informed of this as you are at high risk for corneal trauma or loss of your cornea. Ive had constant problems. My vision may test 20/20, but my night vision is gone. Your eyes dont adjust to darkness & night driving is hazardous do to haloes that obstruct your visual field almost entirely. I cant read license plates or street signs like I use to do. The dry eye had led to a huge expense ($30 per month for restasis, fish oil, Thera tears & systane at $10/month a piece). At least $50 a month to try for comfort. Thats more than I pay for contacts in 2 months time. I would pay $100 for the year. I look like I have pink eye. It scares my patients & friends. My lids are red due to irritation. Half of my eyelashes have fallen out do to the gunk in my eyes. I cannot wear eye makeup. The irritation & non-stop drops prevent any makeup from staying. My eyes feel rubbed with sand paper. They look like it too. The maintenance Ive been doing after this procedure has been an extreme burden on my time and health. Im constantly putting drops in to try to see. This takes up a lot of time, 6x per day or more at least. Every time going to the bathroom, hand washing & risking for infection. It disrupts my job. Im responding to codes with blurred vision. Ive had a stye--that was painful & ugly. At present I had a reaction to lotemax. I had a headache for 2 days & facial flushing. My tear ducts then starting leaking white fluid. Now Im on antibiotics--oral & more instillation drops. I have never had eye problems prior to this procedure. Now, its a constant problem. I could lose my vision. I want to know what could be done. This is an unacceptable result.
*(IF you have ANY FEARS, CONCERNS or DOUBTS, read 2nd 1/2)* Instantly after the pain-free surgery I stood up and could see a clear world like never before. A fuzzy 20/20. Then you see Dr. Kowalski, the other ophthalmologist specialist and he exams your eyes. Then a vision test to ensure your prescription is correct and your done. You walk out with a special, but fashionable sunglasses and follow up with some prescription eye drops. You go home and sleep that day and night. You have a next day follow up, which I did and I had a near clarity 20/20 and hazy 20/15. This 1 day after. I recommend doing the Thurs/Friday appointment so you can rest a lot that weekend for optimal and the quickest recovery. Of course, I did have the halos, and thought I made a big mistake because my vision would change, sometimes sharp then not, only noticeable in only looking at letters. That goes away within a full day but the clarity of the world is instantaneous. It was even more shocking how much peripheral vision increased. Life was like using swimming goggles. Beside he clarity I gained 2x total vision. This was overwhelming but rewarding! After the first week the side effects were much less. They decrease and improved daily. If you research it, it takes between 2-6 weeks accurate vision and 3-6 months for the fullest clarity. Now reviewing this 2 weeks to date it was the smartest and resourceful decision Ive ever. Dollar to Dollar, I could not have made TLC and Dr. Kolowski are on call in case you have any immediate concerns, Between the immediate staff and 1-800 # 24hr aftercare support, you are in excellent hands. No questions are bad questions. TLC are so knowledgeable and considerate I could not imagine and other medical faculty or hospitals more professional and display true empathy towards their patients. Having any DOUBST, FEARS, or CONCERNS: About Dr Probst and TLC. Dr Propst only does Lasik, not do Glaucoma or others. He did readers he in the 1980s in Canada BEFORE the FDA and U.S. ever approved it. He ONLY does qualified candidates and will simply reject any candidates he does feel might be a risk or will not have optimal results. He works full time, flys in from 8 other major cities a week to perform them. Dr Kowalski, Who specializes in Lasik is phenomenal. After I had a Lasik evaluation 11 years ago. I was told I was a candidate. I have a very nearsighted and have a huge astigmatism of -3.25. Basically, contacts or glass would never help. My ophthalmologist did a very detailed
Today marks just over 1 month since I had my Custom Lasik surgery. This surgery has seriously improved my overall quality of life. Every single day I am thankful I made this decision for myself. Im 26 years old and Dr. Louis Probst was able to correct my vision from being about -5 each eye (I felt blind) to having 20/15 vision. If you dont know what 20/15 vision is, get the surgery and youll find out - its above average, better than perfect, the BEST vision you will have in your entire life. Not only were my eyes terrible, but I also have an auto immune disease that makes this surgery outcome even more challenging because my body is constantly changing and far different from the average person. Coming out of surgery, I immediately started crying because I had faith in Lasik helping my vision, but I did not understand how much having bad vision affected my life. Hobbies, working on the computer, driving, being able to wake up in the middle of the night without worrying about my glasses or if I knocked them off the nightstand am I going to step on them and there goes $600...every day since Lasik surgery, I notice something else that I can now see that I didnt even notice before because my vision didnt allow me to see it. I highly recommend not only Custom Lasik surgery, but choosing to have the surgery at TLC Laser Center in Westchester because the entire staff is positive, high energy, and wants you to have the best vision of your life. They believe in their surgeons and what they do so much that they offer a lifetime guarantee. If your eyes were as terrible as mine, and you go to the eye doctor every year and get new glasses and contacts like I did; do the math and youll see that you will end up spending the same amount of money on glasses, contacts, and cleaners in less than 8 years - just get the surgery and be done with the hassle! Thank you to both Dr. Probst and Dr. Kowalski!