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Please type your questions here. You can choI had a lasik surgery in both eyes where the eye measu. Is before Left Sph. -5.75 / Cyl. - 0.5/ Axis 150 Right Sph. -4.5 / Cyl. -1 / Axis 40 Post lasik readings After: Left : Sph +0.25 / Cyl. 0 / Axis same Right:Sph +1 / Cyl. -2 /Axis same My problem now is in the right eye why astgmatism increases even worse than initial and my doctor said this could be jst blur from the surgery and might improve otherwise I will have to go to enhacement surgery is it a Dr mistake in settings or a natural reflection from eyes , could u advise what could be the posible reason behind the deterioration of the right eye cyl and the no improvememnt of the left eye cyl.ose the specialty and upl

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Lasik is a cosmetic surgery , many a times enhancement surgery is required. This is because of inadequate laser energy , which is no ones fault.

I do understand your concern and yes it could be frustrating. Lasik surgery does come with risks such as blurriness and sometimes haloes seen after the surgery.

Please do continue on the medication & get a enhancement done. This is will help.

Hope this helps
Please feel free to ask followup questions.
Thank you

Patient replied :

- could this enhancement be performed within two or three weeks from initial surgery ? Or there is a limitation for specific time between surgeries ?
-is there complications of this touch up ? Future sensitivity of eyes or cornea problems
- is there a probability for another failure of surgery ?


Yes the enhancement can be done in 2-3 weeks, but usually it is done after 3 weeks , its called the corneal clearing time , usually if the corneal thickness is good then redo is usually risk free.

As far as failure is concerned the chances are less, but nothing is risk free.

Hope this helps, please feel free to discuss further.

Dr Manish Malhotra

Dr. Manish Malhotra
Category: Ophthalmologist
Fellowship: L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Fellow Pediatric Ophthalmology & Squint (L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad)
Medical School, Residency: MBBS, DOMS, FLVPEI, Nagpur university, 1995
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