Published in Cataract Pre-Surgery Questions
Does cataract surgery hurt?
It would be extremely unusual for a patient to say in a follow-up visit that cataract removal hurt. It has happened over my 25 years … but I could count the number of times on one hand.
By far the most common discomfort is a scratchy feeling that often persists for a couple of months post-surgery.
Most folks that reported that they experienced discomfort during the procedure say that it was an anesthetic issue … not enough or perhaps too long between drops and surgery. This was quickly rectified with increased