Why am I experiencing pain after LASIK surgery? It's been almost a year

Almost a year after LASIK surgery for several weeks upon awakening there's sharp eye pain and lately really blood red eyes. What do I do. I'm very worried

Doctor Answers 2

Eye pain one year after Lasik

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Most likely, you are experiencing some dryness in your eyes. Sometimes this happens because your eyes are coming slightly open while you are sleeping. In general, we do not make as many tears while we sleep as when we are awake. I would recommend that you see your doctor. Use of Omega-3 pills, or maybe an eye ointment at night, should resolve your problem.

Los Angeles Ophthalmologist
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Pain after LASIK

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LASIK cuts your corneal nerves when the corneal flap is cut, so the ends are always a bit painful when you touch your eyes, like push down on your lid, so stop doing that, and also using tears will help, especially if you keep the cold in the fridge, plus ointment at night will also help:)

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA
New York Ophthalmologist

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