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how much pain with cataract removal surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Minimal: With modern cataract surgery techniques pain either during or after the surgery is generally very mild or even absent. Some patients will experience a mild foreign body sensation or scratching feeling for a day or two, and some have a very mild pressure feeling. Usually, otc medications, typically tylenol or acetaminophen, are all that are required for pain control, and many patients don't use any.
Answered on Jun 13, 2014
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu commented
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Discomfort is often present the first night, then lessens with each subsequent day.
Sep 16, 2012

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