Predicting long-lasting pain from LASIK with tear proteins

Surgeons can correct some vision problems by altering the eye so it better focuses light. While these procedures—which include laser procedures—are generally quite safe, some people experience pain long afterward. In a study in the Journal of Proteome Research, researchers linked changes in proteins in patients’ tears with pain months after surgery. The analysis suggests that shifts in the amounts of certain groups of proteins could one day identify at-risk persons.

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