Is LASIK Painful?

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Is LASIK Painful?After years of performing LASIK Vision Correction surgery, Binghamton eye surgeon, Dr. Daniel Sambursky, can anticipate many of the questions posed to him by prospective patients.

One of the most common questions patients have before undergoing any medical procedure — even one as routine as LASIK — is whether or not they can anticipate any pain or discomfort.

The simple answer is: Not much.

During your LASIK procedure, you’ll be most aware of the sounds and smell around you. You are unlikely to experience any other visceral sensations during your laser surgery.

The most common post-operative symptoms immediately following LASIK are:

  • Blurred vision (that clears up in about a day
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Seeing starbursts or light halos

After LASIK, most patients report minimal post-operative pain and discomfort. Resting your eyes is the best thing you can do to alleviate this sensation. Dr. Sambursky may also recommend a mild pain medication.

Within a day or two, your vision will begin to normalize and any significant discomfort should dissipate.

If you do experience more severe symptoms, that’s a sign that you need to contact Dr. Sambursky immediately.

When you have questions about LASIK, please call the Binghamton, New York offices of Dr. Daniel Sambursky to schedule a consultation: 877-333-0700.


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