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Pain during immediately sequential bilateral refractive lens exchange: a comparison between fellow-eyes

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First Author: P.Trottier CANADA

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To evaluate if there is a difference in pain perception between fellow eyes in immediately sequential bilateral refractive lens exchange.


Lasik MD Quebec, Quebec City (Quebec), Canada. Lasik MD Saguenay, Saguenay (Quebec), Canada.


We performed immediately sequential bilateral refractive lens exchange surgery in 160 patients. All patients were then asked which eye, if any, was the most painful.


In that study, a higher degree of pain was reported during second-eye surgery by 64% of patients, 11% reported more pain in the first eye, and 24% reported equal pain in both eyes. There was no difference toward a higher degree of pain during the second-eye surgery in patients of any gender.


The majority of patients found the surgery of the second eye more painful. Some possible explanations can be psychological, pharmacological or physiological.

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