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Part 2: Getting Laser Eye Surgery (Lasek) in South Korea 2018 (Surgery, Pain Levels)

작성자 : 추영진

작성일 : 2020-03-23 오전 10:58:24

My surgery was at 2.30pm. Bring your sunglasses and hat so you can wear them immediately after surgery. And umbrella in case it rains.

We first did more tests as Mr Choo needed to recheck my vision.

After that, Dr Lee did my surgery. While the surgery experience was terrifying, Dr Lee explained every step of the surgery during the surgery, so I wouldn’t feel anything unexpected.

Dr Lee was very experienced, confident and positive. The surgery didn’t hurt except for the cold wash for your eyes, which gave me a brain freeze. And yes, I smelt like a Korean BBQ after the surgery, because of the laser burning my eyes. Ewww.

Night of the surgery: After the surgery, within 10 mins of leaving, my eye started to hurt. Take a cab home to your Airbnb or hotel, as Korean taxis are not very expensive.

Instructions from clinic as below. 

After cabbing home, I took a shower and wore sunglasses to protect my eyes from the shower water. Within 1.5 hours, I was in a world of hurt. My eyes were so painful, I grabbed the painkillers and ate two of those. I teared so much and slept so the pain would go away.

Side note: raspberries in Seoul during Summer is really cheap. Paid around 6,800won or USD$6 for a massive container! They taste different to the raspberries in Australia/America, but these are good recovery food for your eyes. 

See Part 1 of my Lasek Journey (Price, Consultation, General Advice)

See Part 3 of my Lasek Journey (updates on eye dryness, general advice)

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