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I'm also looking forward to stopping steroid eye drops. I have to take them for three months and I'm about half way through. The first month I used prednisolone (tapered from four times a day for one week, to two times a day for three weeks), the second month I'm using fluorometholone 3 times a day, and the third month I'll use fluorometholone 2 times a day. They sting when I put them in my eye and leave a bad taste in my mouth. I think I had to use the drops for so long (3 months) because my prescription was so high (-6.5 diopters, +1.5 astigmatism). I've read that steroid drops reduce the risk of corneal haze, but they also slow down healing.
PRK recovery is soooo slow, but I do think it's worth it to avoid additional complications that can come with LASIK. I wasn't a candidate for LASIK anyway, according to my surgeon, so it was PRK or nothing in my right eye. Still no regrets, and I'll keep updating with my progress.