I called the doctor and he said this is normal for PRK. They leave a bandage contact in for a week. Most accounts I’ve read it’s come out around day 4 or 5. According to the Doctor, the new growth is underneath the bandage and grows in rough. Once the bandage is removed, blinking will start to smooth out the new cells. I should start to see improvement at that time. Makes sense to me. Given that I had decent, albeit blurred vision for the first day without ghosting, I don’t think anything went wrong with the laser. Some of my fears have been alleviated. It’s still worrisome though. Everyone says the mantra for PRK surgery is “patience” I can’t wait until Friday for the bandage to be removed and the doctor to inspect my eye!
Here’s a picture of my left eye. You can see the outline of the contact bandage outside of the pupil/iris.