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 Post subject: Loss of Contrast issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:26 pm 
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Hello:
I'm new to posting and wondered if there are any others out there that have loss of contrast to the degree I do. I see colors diminished of course, but also see a line/glow around all people day and night and all graphics, tv, movies, magazines, billboards, cereal boxes, all product are seen now one dimensional. I had surgery June and in July one day woke up saw a hazy cloud up at the ceiling liike a cloud leaving my eyes and at that moment and ever since everything has been blurry/glow people and loss of dimension.. Is there anyone else out there who has had this type of loss of contrast..?

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 Post subject: Sudden hazy cloud?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:16 pm 
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You need to have a thorough retinal exam, preferally by a retinal specialist who does NOT do LASIK. The suction ring used during LASIK can cause posterior vitrous detachment which manifests as floaters. You can actually end up with curtain floaters that float in your eye and obstruct vision.

What could make your vision hazy all of a sudden? Well I have spoken to you and know that you had DLK after your LASIK, but that would not cause instantaneous haze.

Some of your other symptoms sound like corneal swelling which may subside somewhat.

I also know that you have decentered ablations and corneas that are too thin to do much about this.

I am really hoping that contact lenses make a big difference for you. The new SynergEyes for post-LASIKs should be coming out soon (?) and provide the crisp vision of RGPs but are easier to tolerate, especially for dry eye patients. Or so I hear. Each patient is different.

These lenses are worth a try.

Keep us posted on your contact lens trials. We would also like to hear more of what happened during and after your surgery with your surgeon.
Do you feel that you received full informed consent? Was your surgeon honest with you? How were you treated by your surgeon and his staff once it was clear that you had a bad outcome? Have you been lied to by a doctor or by his staff?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:26 pm 
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Scientist,
I have seen a retinal specialist (that only dealt with Retinas) and my retinas are fine. I went because my right eye which had a small floater before lasik had more cobweb floaters after and was concerned. They said I was fine, no tearing.
As for the contacts, I am going to try what's out now, as my gp's cut into my eye when they are dry and want to see if an experienced fitter, of which I am seeing, can do better with anything regarding Synergeyes lenses. I will ask about PS synergeyes and consider those when they are available here.
Do you feel that you received full informed consent?OF COURSE NOT..Was your surgeon honest with you? OF COURSE NOT..! How were you treated by your surgeon and his staff once it was clear that you had a bad outcome? I KNEW SINCE DAY ONE I WAS MESSED UP BADLY,, THEY KEPT TRYING TO BLAME OVERCORRECTION,, OF COURSE THAT'S NOT ALL MY COMPLICATION.. JUST ONE OF ABOUT 12 , NOW I'VE HEARD OF BY GOING TO DIFFERENT DOCS. Have you been lied to by a doctor or by his staff? OF COURSE.

I have told I have loss of contrast and that is why I have the view of dimension problems, and it's permanent. My doc would not tell me ,, others did. One suggested I see a psychiatrist cuz this is life changing.. and believe me it is. I hope to hear from others who have these problems. I have experimented with different colored lenses that have helped me and may help others.

Sadeyes

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 Post subject: Some tools for Loss of Contrast
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:12 pm 
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To anyone who may be reading this, I wanted to share with you some tools I have experimented with to help me a little bit with Loss of Contrast.. As I mentioned in previous string, I have loss to the degree of no dimension, dimished color, etc.. .. Here are the things I've tried myself and wanted to share.. First, the new LCD High Definition TV's have very high contrast, sometimes the higher is not the better , but if you go look at the stores you can tell which are much easier for you to see and which gives you more detail, it doesn't help with dimension, but at least you can now see the backgrounds..It really helps. I know at this time HD is not on all stations, but it will be in time. I plan to buy one when I can afford. Also, I have tried sunglasses with different colored lenses in them. One I use indoors is yellow (they don't have to be expensive-mine are $10.00 cheapies I bought before surgery - used to buy all kinds - blue tint, yellow, orange, grey, clear, rose, etc.etc. so tried them all after surgery to just see).. I use the orange lens sunglasses for outdoors, driving places, it makes things look brighter/prettier and more normal; not so depressing and also use them in the grocery store, it helps me there , too.. even though I don't have definition in things, it's much less scary to go there and the lens makes things look more normal as I remember it to be. And of course Amber lenses that are polarized are good for contrast, too outdoors. All these you can buy anywhere and they even have sport glasses with interchangable lenses where you can get all these tints in one set. www. My reading glasses make things a bit darker in front of the computer. I have been told about Verilux light bulbs, you can buy online like regular 60 watt bulbs that give light like it's outdoor light.. Will get those at some point, as well,, but am going to try Synergeyes contacts soon, and hope they will help me more. Of course, the GP lenses do help me with contrast, too. I have even called a 3D glasses company and they sent me some samples,, I may buy a pair of regular 3D,it's the only way I get any dimension,, I don't think I could wear very long,mostly maybe for magazines or posters , but I CAN still see 3D.. I try anything, cuz it's so depressing to me to lose so much beauty in the world that I never even took for granted and now is gone. I hope this helps someone else.. I think all our eyes are different in degress of loss of contrast from what I've heard from others,, so trying all colored lenses someone may find a color that works better for them. I just know for me the orange and yellow work for different things.

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 Post subject: one more tip..
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:15 pm 
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I forgot to add that on my computer I went to the Handicapped button and changed it to high contrast, that helps me to see the computer letters, etc. better, too... Sadeyes

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 Post subject: colored lens sunglasses
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:18 pm 
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fyi.. Here's a web that has some yellow polarized lenses,, and vermillian lenses for shooting,, bet that's for contrast , too haven't tried those.. There's probably so much to choose from that people don't know about. But I think everyone would have to try different lenses to see what helps them best.
This is just one of the many websites you can search for colored lenses.. You can even look up shooting glasses/golf glasse/driving glasses.
http://www.polarizedoptics.com

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 Post subject: Yellow lenses!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:03 am 
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I have heard of using yellow lenses to improve vision in dim light. Thanks, I'm going to try these right away! I miss bright vibrant colors. Everything seems sort of washed out since I had LASIK. I'll give you a full report on the results of the yellow lenses.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow lenses!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:07 pm 
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Eye wrote:
I have heard of using yellow lenses to improve vision in dim light. Thanks, I'm going to try these right away! I miss bright vibrant colors. Everything seems sort of washed out since I had LASIK. I'll give you a full report on the results of the yellow lenses.


I tried yellow lenses not long after I had LASIK. The lenses brighten things up, but don't do anything to reduce the visual aberrations. Loss of contrast sensitivity post-lasik is an artifact of spherical aberrations... yellow lenses can't do much to improve that. That said, I do still prefer yellow or amber tinted lenses in my sunglasses. I stay away from blue, green and gray tints.

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 Post subject: Yellow Lenses
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:53 pm 
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Hello Eye:
I'm glad you are going to try yellow lenses.. I wear mine non-prescription, although you can have them made prescription,, and I wear them sometimes watching TV and I've also found it makes things clear when I watch a movie at the theatre,, Even though I've only gone once, it's still all new and scary with no contrast.. but it seemed to make things better with than without. As i mentiioned in the other note, the orange lens glasses (again over my contacts- no prescrip) really helped me for driving around outdoors and gave the scenery and nice brighter glow.. I would just go to a store and try any,, I do agree with Broken Eyes that obviously there are some that do no good, that's why I didn't mention those, like grey, etc.. But it sounds like everyone has different situations and degrees of contrast, either decreased or lost, so just trying seemed to be the best things for me. I look forward to hearing what you find out in regards to what helps you in any way. I haven't tried the vermillian lenses yet,,, let me know if you get the chance to try those. The rose colored lens didn't do much for me..

Hello Broken Eyes:
I realize the yellow lenses don't get rid of abberations. I think it only will help with glare and color hue. I don't have the kind of abberations around lights in the way you do, and the only thing that helps (and I still see crappy) with any of my distortions (warped objects-objects too large, walls crooked) and I means some, not all , are the GP lenses thus far and then I wear these over my contacts. But for me where things are dull, dead and lifeless at least the colored lenses help brightened things and give them a more alive hue and for me any little amount to feel a little more normal, helps. It won't fix stuff, it's just a tool. I still see no dimension, even though I think it even helps the very slightest with that since it cuts glare.. Sorry they didn't help you out. For contrast for color alone, you may want to try the orange for outdoors?
thanks to you both for writing.. The glasses have been the only thing that has given me any feeling of using my creative mind,, wow,, playing with glasses, Pretty sad that that's the most exciting thing I've done since lasik. I used to have so many talents around decorating, color, contrast, fashion, etc.. ughhhhhh.. sorry still so new to me, still in lots of turmoil and emotional pain, I seem to need to vent yet.

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 Post subject: VENT a lot about your bad LASIK outcome
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:56 pm 
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It really helps to vent a lot about your bad LASIK outcome. Make sure you vent in some of the right places, however. Try not to vent too much at work.... and make sure all the doctors who were involved in causing your eye damage are well aware of the visual problems they created. Don't be afraid to tell others who your doctor is... why would you want to protect your doctor? Informing people about your bad experience is a public service.

But above all, don't bottle in your emotions. That's dangerous.

Try to find ways that you can spoil yourself. Perhaps bubble baths that smell nice, and a long lazy afternoon nap on the weekend? Do you like gourmet coffee or wine? Drink the best!

Talking to friends is one ability LASIK doesn't take away (although dialing a phone number can be challenging in anything but the best light). Talk to your friends about what happened to you, and don't shut them out. Avoid isolating yourself!


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 Post subject: venting
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:58 pm 
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Hello Truly:

You wrote about that I shouldn't protect my doctor,, believe me where I live, his name has been mentioned so many times and I spend often an hour telling people what happened to me (on a daily basis- save one each day from the fate) , how I was treated, how others doctors treat you when you want help, how lawyers can't help you, how others are now having problems after a so called , successful surgery, and what damage it does and how useless having this surgery is.. all for the convenience?? of not having to wear contacts or glasses... I feel so dumb!!! I didn't mind wearing contacts, I had since age of 13 years old,, wouldn't have been upset if they said I wasn't a candidate (and wasn't the safest candidate as very high myope) , but I bought into that it's so called, safe, and easy and you can just wake up and it will be a miracle life with sight.
As for venting, , thanks for the advice, everything I hear is appreciated..... I have vented since day one so much that my friends don't wanna hear about it. They're tired of it, and dont' get it.. They don't understand how you can have problems seeing if you're still functioning, driving (freaky world),e tc... so they dont' get it.
My life has been ruined forever with this.... I seeing a line around people , I see no dimension or detail in magazines, tv, movies, you name it, everything looks dead, posters, billboards,,,,, nothing looks real, all looks dead and I was the most visual personality type, so this is what I thrived on. Colors and graphics. It's excrutiating,, not to mention my eyes are neither one centered, and the list of 10 compliciations to boot.. Yes, I too am amazed that I am even alive and functioning at all. I still wake up every morning with a sinking feeling in my gut and cry every day and can't beleive this is all I get in life, now......... This is the cruelest thing anyone has ever done to me.!!!! People try to say , well at least you don't have cancer.. But I bet if you did, you wouldn't have to search the world to find one doctor to give you chemo and beg for help and it's something that just happened to you.. With this, it's something SOMEONE DID TO YOU!!! It's like the difference between your child getting into a car wrech and dying vs. someone killing your child. There's a different feeling involved. That's how I describe this.. Someone DID this to ME!!!!! and knows people are harmed in such a bad way, too.... THAT'S SO WRONG!!! (and I let them, dang it) and am still paying for the dumb surgery, too.. that hurts!! No lawyer will sue, either.!
SEE, Truly,, you gave me permission, and look what you got started,, ha,ha,, I really do need to vent. I'd tell more, but to spare co-workers, I've shared this web with them and would like to keep my anonymity, as you said with work.
Sadeyes

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