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« on: December 31, 2019, 08:06:14 PM »

Had mine done on 11/5 and 11/12, but had "no drop" surgery.  During the procedure the doc injects antibacterial/steroid meds into the eye itself, mitigating the need for the drop regimen (which is to promote healing and prevent infection).

This procedure is used ubiquitously in Europe and has been becoming more common in the states over the past few years.  It's fairly common in our our area.  The only downside I'm aware of (and experienced) is "floaters".  Generally, one can expect them to be gone in a week.  All but one of mine were gone by the end of the second day.  That last one was in my peripheral vision and was gone before the week was up.

As you say, everything was much brighter immediately after the surgeries, and I'm still aware of that occasionally ... but as your brain gets used to the "improved signal" from your eyes, your perception of that new brightness diminishes.

The effectiveness of the enhanced color perception was greatest at first, but like you say, that gradually diminishes as the brain gets used to it.  The whites are still very white and the colors all “pop” but it’s not so startling now.  I’m done with the drops in the left eye, and still have one week left to go for the right eye.  Your mention of the floaters was interesting because I noticed them at first, too, but now I don’t see them.

The downside of this is that I will still need glasses, but for reading.  Unfortunately, I’ll end up just wearing glasses anyway because it’s a real inconvenience to have to carry glasses around just for reading.  And I need them for driving, anyway, otherwise the instruments would be blurry.  Such is life, and I’m really enjoying the clear, sharp distance vision, from about 3 feet out.

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