I am 1 month post pterygium surgery and am concerned about my vision. Both eyes were better than 20/20 prior to surgery. The first week after surgery my vision was very blurry in the operated eye, which I expected. Now, however, 1 month later, I am getting concerned. There is almost no post operative pain in the eye, but it does still feel a bit swollen at times, and the vision is still quite blurry. At what point can I consider my change in vision permanent and start looking for help? I have read it could take up to 3 months to fully recover from this procedure, but then I've had friends that have been 100% 3 weeks after surgery. Thanks for your input. Seeing the doctor for 2nd follow up in a week.
There are various reasons the vision could be affected post-surgery. The eye could have some surface irritation or dryness that would resolve with aggressive lubrication with artificial tears. A second possibility is that the pterygium created some astigmatism on the cornea and this can be resolved with a new prescription for glasses/contacts. Both should be apparent on the eye exam so I would see your doctor and keep him/her informed of your concerns.
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