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It does sound like PRK would be a good choice to "tweek" your final vision. When it comes to recovery from PRK there is considerable post-op pain for a few days. This is made a little less by wearing a "bandage" contact lens while the eye heals and taking oral pain meds if necessary. I don't know why there would be any higher risk of problems and recovery from the PRK after cataract surgery then you would normally expect.....
One thought does come to mind: You are only two and half months out from what sounds to have been difficult cataract surgery. Perhaps you should step back for a moment before rushing off to have PRK done, give the eye a 2 or 4 more weeks to calm down (especially given the eyelid surgery) and see what vision you can obtain in both your right and left eye with your best possible glasses (as determined by refraction). You might just find that your vision is good enough with glasses and then you won't even need more surgery.
When it come to your eyes I am a firm believer in obtaining second opinions. When you see the second doctor tell her what your are interested in -- a non-biased opinion on what she recommends. Then with this information in hand you can make a better informed choice.
The good news? Waiting a little while longer to have PRK done will not affect your final visual outcome...what I am saying is that you have nothing to loose by thinking things over a bit more.
Does this make sense to you?
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I have been wearing glasses since I was five years old (am now 75) and had coke bottle glasses for the astigmatism (sp). Ihave gone thru considerable expense not to have to wear glassses the last years of my life. The left eye is 20/20. The doc put the big framed equipment over my eyes and said he could correct to 20/30, the best he could do. With both eyes open, this was quite satisfactory to me.
My question was and is - was experience with the right eye more or less usual, thereby making it acceptable? Does the pupil size make sense to you re the swelling and the bluring leaving me needing a further procedure? Did the Restor lens contribute to the overall problem with the swelling and the "rollunder" of the eyelid?
Are you an eye specialist and qualified to answer my questions?
I am a CPA and still practicing so I absolutely will not consider the PRK until after April 15. There has been so much trouble that to expect a routine RPK does not seem realistic.
Hope to hear further from you.