Treatment for Post-Surgical Vision Loss

Treatment for Post-Surgical Vision Loss
LASIK and similar surgical procedures seem like the answer to poor vision, but many patients end the recovery procedure and find that they actually see worse than they did before surgery. Unfortunately, this is a risk that simply cannot be removed from these procedures. If you find that you are suffering from post-surgical vision loss, treatment may be available.


Common Problems After Surgery
Patients who have undergone laser surgery for their vision can experience vision loss in a variety of ways. For some, overall reduced visual acuity is the problem, while others can deal with open wounds or actual damage to the eye. Dry eyes, eye pain and headaches can also occur. Reduced contrast sensitivity and reduced night vision are also potential problems. De-centered optic zones, corneal ectasia and vitreous floaters can also occur. Your doctor will have to examine your eye to see what the cause of the problem is before treating post-surgery vision loss.


Common Treatments Available
Unfortunately, there is not a cure for many of the problems that can happen post-surgery. However, there are treatments that can help. Most involve using lenses to correct the vision problem created by the surgery.


Synergies Post-Surgical Lenses are one of these. These hybrid lenses are designed to fit over the irregularly shaped cornea without irritating the tissue or compromising the damaged area. A soft outer portion of the lens keeps the lens in place while increasing comfort. The inside portion of the lens is rigid and oxeye permeable, providing an ideal hybrid between the two types of contact lenses.


Scleral lenses are the second option. These large hard gas permeable lenses vault the cornea and rest directly on the white of the eye. This improves vision significantly and also ensures comfort. The lenses are filled with a special liquid that can promote healing of the corneal tissue.


The decision about which lens will work best must be made on an individual basis depending on the patient’s specific needs. The end result is better vision and improved overall healing, without the potential damage that soft lenses can cause after laser vision surgery.


If you have experienced post-surgery vision loss, talk to the team at Global Contact Lens Specialists for an appointment. With our help, you can see clearly again in spite of the damage you have experienced.