Post operative discomfort after PRK

By editor
March 26, 2009

Here at Cornerstone Eye Associates in Rochester NY we hear lots of questions from patients regarding their post operative care after LASIK or PRK. One of the biggest concerns is discomfort after their LASIK or PRK procedure.  We let them know that yes you may feel some scratchy, burning, foreign body sensation but these symptoms are temporary. For LASIK patients the symptoms are usually resolved within a 24 hour period. For patients that have PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) the symptoms can last a few days longer.  With some common sense tips and the instillation of eye drops that we provide, most patients have little discomfort after their PRK procedure. The use of cold BSS (balanced salt solution)  and a bandage contact lens directly after the procedure helps with the discomfort.  In combination these therapies work well in keeping Cornerstone Eye Associates PRK patients comfortable and happy.


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