Is LASIK Painful?

Many people hesitate at the thought of undergoing LASIK eye surgery, fearing that it will be painful or too uncomfortable for them to tolerate. The truth is that the LASIK procedure is completely painless. Your eyes will be numbed using anesthetic drops to prevent you from experiencing any kind of discomfort during the process.

However, you may notice a gritty or itchy feeling in your eyes for a short period of time after LASIK. Sleeping for the first few hours after your procedure is a good way to rest your eyes and eliminate discomfort immediately after your procedure. Since you are given a sedative to help you relax during LASIK, sleeping afterwards is usually easy for most patients.

For some patients, the scratchy or itchy after-effects of LASIK fade after just a few hours. If you experience these side effects for longer, they can be easily controlled with over-the-counter medications or eye drops. Some patients are at risk of dry eye syndrome during the LASIK recovery process. Dr. Khanna will discuss whether or not this is a possibility before your procedure, and make sure you have everything you need for a comfortable, fast recovery.

If you have further questions about LASIK eye surgery, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (877) 254-2662 to schedule a free screening with our experienced Beverly Hills LASIK surgeon. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, 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.