Blurry Vision after Retinal Tear Laser Treatment

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Hi! I'm 22 and had retinal tear treatment for both my eyes. My right eye had 2 holes and my left retina was thinning out. It's been about 3 weeks since I've gotten the the treatment, but my eyes are both still dilated and my close vision is blurry. I've been back to the doctors and he gave me Isopto Carpine Eye Drops to use 4 times a day for a week. The drops give me really bad eyebrow aches that last about 2 hours and my far vision is blurry for the rest of the day. The drops help constrict my pupils, so I am able to see things up close.

The whole laser treatment procedure was painful and recovery was also painful.

Is anyone else experiencing the same things, and will my pupils go back to it's original size?

I just feel really discouraged right now sad.

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    Hi Jessica 

    I recently experienced a retinal tear in one eye so I’m familiar with this. I also had blurriness when the tear happened along with a floater. The blurriness will improve slowly and eventually clear up. I had the laser procedure about 5 weeks ago and the blurriness is 99% gone and the floater is getting smaller every day. 

    My doctor recommended taking a multi vitamin along with B vitamins and staying hydrated is also important for eye health as well as overall health. 

    Hope this helps and good luck. 


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      Thank you for your reply!!

      I feel a lot better hearing that your vision is almost 100% back. My close up vision is improving, but extremely slow. Thank you for your advice!!

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    I didn't experience the dilation problem but I did experience the blurriness. The blurriness will get better to a degree. Once your dialation gets better I'm sure it will improve. My blurriness has improved a bit but I do still have some, it has been 9 months since my laser. I hope it clears up for you.

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