5th May 06:16
Am I a good Zyoptix candidate ? (contact lenses eye astigmatism)
I am scheduled for a Zyoptix laser surgery the next week in Montreal
and I'm really cautious (and anxious) about not being an ideal
candidate despite that I was fully approved at the center.
I'd like to have a second objective opinion from experienced people on
My latest eye data as of 4 days is:
-Right eye: -5.25 (sphere) -3.0 (cylinder) 177 (axis)
-Left eye: -4.00 (sphere) -3.0 (cylinder) 5 (axis)
-Pupil size in dim light is 6.5 mm
-Cornea thickness: 558um (right) and 569um (left)
- The Laser used at this place is the Baush & Lomb Technolas 217z
-The surgeon seems to be an experienced one with at least 12000
surgeries and is also world-reknowned, as I validated that info on the
web. I also found some positive posts on the newsgroups, and he did my
brother whom is quite happy since then.
- By the way, I'm 25.
My main concern is this one:
I wore soft toric contact lenses since 1 year and noticed lately a
loss of acuity in my vision. I really feel that I do not see quite
well since then.
I stopped using the contacts 1 week before going to the check-up at
the laser center.
When they examined me the first time one month ago, both of the
surface of my corneas were apparently a lot wrinkled and that was
caused by the contacts. I was scheduled for another checkup, one month
later (4 days ago). I was told that both of my eyes were in perfect
shape and ready for surgery.
I'm concerned that what is recommended is to wait at least one full
year of no visual acuity fluctuation before undergoing surgery. In my
case, I've definitely experienced a change in acuity with my glasses
since wearing the toric contact lenses. My nose glasses prescription
for astigmatism is -2.0 (left) -2.5 (right) and the new tests reveals
-3.0 both eyes which easily explain why I no longer see well through
the glasses with such a big difference in astigmatism. I saw well
through those glasses before wearing the contacts. I was explained
that eye prescription change naturally over time and that cannot be
caused by contact lenses.
I think of postponing the surgery in a year or two, for that reason.
Any comments ?