How much pain after cornea surgery?
February 25, 2011 5:42 PM Subscribe
I am scheduled for a superficial keratectomy mid-March. What can I expect as far as pain after the procedure as well any insight anyone can give me regarding going through the actual procedure.
posted by bodgy to health & fitness (4 answers total)
I'm getting a super K to correct corneal erosion. I am having cornea tears on average 3-4 times a week. In this procedure, the doctor is removing part of my cornea and "roughing up" the rest in an effort to eliminate a lot of my scarring. I know all too well about the pain of a cornea tear (or puncture - dog stepped on my eye once!) but what can I expect during the procedure and after? Will I be miserable? Is valium enough for the procedure? I'm curious!