Email Sent to an Eye Doctor

November 25, 2011

My Wish:

I had Lasik eye surgery in August 2009. Two weeks later I started to suffer with severe headaches and severe eye pain, in addition
I had sudden vision regression. I have been seeing Dr. [REDACTED] a Neuro-ophthalmologist at the [REDACTED] for my condition. I have been diagnosed with a rare form of corneal neuropathy pain from Lasik. I have been on 800 mg Gabapentin 3x's a day, using Restasis twice daily, 800mg IB Profen daily, Ambien to sleep, have just been fitted with the scleral lenses, Wellbutrin and Zoloft. I also had an MRI that came back normal. The intensity and constancy of corneal neuralgia can be incapacitating. It has been 2 years and 3 months of daily chronic pain. I am desperately searching for help! I believe there may be solutions for me, but I do not have the finances to search for different types of treatments or search out doctors that may have the answer. I am searching for help so I can find doctors to help me, try acupuncture or any other natural or holistic medicines, I will and want to try everything I can to help me stop this pain. I can see what this pain has been doing to me when I look in the mirror; I honestly feel like I have aged ten years since my surgery and wonder how it will be possible to continue to face this in the years to come. I am a good person and want to be that active, hard working person again. I would never take your help for granted. I am pleading with you to open your heart and help me, my life is at stake. I am only 39 years old and I have been feeling like I can no longer go on with this suffering I have become extremely depressed. This is my sincerest, desperate cry for any help you may give me.