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What type of laser eye procedures are pain-free and good for person with sensitive eyes?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Not that simple: I assume you are talking about laser procedures to correct your vision? There are many laser vision correction procedures, lasik/lasek/prk/intra-lasik etc. Which one is best for you is dependent on the physical attributes of your eyes, your profession, hobbies and visual goals. See a fellowship trained refractive surgeon to determine what option can give you the best vision at the lowest risk.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
None: There is no laser eye procedure that is completely pain-free. For vision correction, lasik generally is least associated with pain, versus prk. At procedure time, you may be offered a relaxant if you are eye sensitive. Light sensitivity may be more after the procedure but usually for few days only and then back to your normal sensitivity.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Lasik : Lasik is a painless procedure and would be your best option as long as you are a good candidate otherwise.

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