Is there any pain after LASIK surgery?
Most patients experience little or no discomfort after the LASIK procedure. However, everyone's experience is different, and some patients will experience mild to moderate discomfort for a few hours after the procedure.
Some watering of the eyes and a mild burning sensation are common occurrences up to 12 hours after LASIK. You may also experience a mild to moderate foreign body sensation a gritty feeling or a feeling that something is "in" your eye for a few hours after surgery.
To decrease the risk of eye discomfort after LASIK, rest your eyes in a darkened room or take a nap soon after the procedure.
Most patients have little or no discomfort the following day.
Note: This information is for general education purposes only. It is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice from your eye doctor or refractive surgeon.