Does LASIK Hurt?

During our free LASIK screenings, many patients ask us questions about the level of pain they might experience both during and after LASIK eye surgery. After they have LASIK surgery, these same patients often cannot believe how quick and painless the procedure was.

Dr. Khanna will provide you with numbing eye drops and a sedative to keep you fully relaxed and pain-free throughout your LASIK procedure. While he is performing the surgery, you will not feel anything other than a very slight pressure on your eyes. Since blinking is such a natural inclination, some patients may feel mild discomfort because of the instrument that is used to keep your eyes open throughout the procedure. However, since LASIK only takes a few minutes for each eye, your discomfort will be short-lived.

After LASIK, you may experience dry eyes and a mild gritty, stinging feeling in your eyes. This is normal, and part of the healing process. If you are bothered by this sensation, Dr. Khanna will recommend an appropriate medication to help you relieve your discomfort. Using artificial tears is often the best way to eliminate symptoms.

If you have further questions about LASIK eye surgery, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free case evaluation. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.