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Is it true there is a burning during lasik surgery?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The procedure should be painless except for some mild pressure during the creation of the flap.
Afterwards, the eye may burn, water, and be light sensitive for a few hours.

In brief: No

The procedure should be painless except for some mild pressure during the creation of the flap.
Afterwards, the eye may burn, water, and be light sensitive for a few hours.
Dr. Richard Carlin
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Dr. Tim Conrad
In my experience, a mild scratchy sensation that is easily treated with rewetting drops and tylenol is a typical amount of discomfort. This lasts less than a day.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: LASIK

Most patients feel a little pressure during the flap correction but otherwise they have no discomfort.
Some burning for a day or two after surgery due to eye irritation is common after lasik and is controlled with frequent artificial tears.

In brief: LASIK

Most patients feel a little pressure during the flap correction but otherwise they have no discomfort.
Some burning for a day or two after surgery due to eye irritation is common after lasik and is controlled with frequent artificial tears.
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