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Is PRK Laser Eye Surgery Painful?

As with LASIK, due to the use of anaesthetic numbing drops used, you won’t feel anything, other than light pressure, during the procedure itself. Patients report feeling some mild discomfort and irritation following their PRK procedure, but state it is tolerable. This irritation can be alleviated by the use of lubricating drops and over-the-counter pain relievers are prescribed by your surgeon. The discomfort is most noticeable in the few days immediately following the procedure and abate over time.