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Corneal Scare- how long to heal?
I have been under the care of an opthalmologist since late September 2007 for a corneal ulcer and bacterial eye infection. I believe this was caused by persistent wear of my monovision contact lens.  The Dr. was able to irradicate the bacterial infection, which was very painful on my part.  I have since discontinued the use of the antibiotic ( as of October) and continue to reduce the number of times I put in steriod drops.  I am now a once every three days.  My cornea continues to show signs of improvement.  In November a topography exam showed my astigmatism at 7.53 and in late January at just .53.  I continue to have blurred vision and do not see well with bright lights, glare or during night driving with heavy car lights arounds me.  My Dr. suggests I could completely overcome this vision disability.  My question is how much longer could this scar continue to thin or clear up?  I will see my Dr again this week and and believe he will note improvement as I believe I see better today than I did 6 weeks ago.  Is it time to look to KTP or other form of correction, or just let nature take her course?
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233488 tn?1310696703
Scars on the body and in the eye take up to 6-12 months to "mature".  If you're getting better hold off surgery/laser.

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Thanks for your quick response- with the level of astigmatism noted, is it unreasonable to restrict night driving due to glare and blurred vision in my left eye only?
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Only you and your eye MD can tell.
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Thank you.
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U R Welcome
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