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Can I go blind if I have LASIK…and does LASIK hurt?

Every day we have patients call to inquiry about LASIK eye surgery…and the number one question they ask: “how many people have gone blind due to LASIK”? According to the FDA there have been no reported cases of a patient going blind due to LASIK.

Second most asked question: Does LASIK hurt? No. Because anesthetic eyedrops are used during surgery, the procedure is not painful. Patients may feel a moderate amount of pressure around the eye during surgery as the instruments that hold the eyelid may cause minor discomfort. After surgery, some patients may experience tearing, irritation, and light sensitivity. These sensations are all temporary and will improve within the first day.

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Conroe, TX 77304

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