The degree of optimism and cheerfulness is directly proportional to the success and gratefulness after the Lasik procedure.
Some patients have a great deal of burning sensation and tearing up to 3 hours after surgery. This is the worse scenario. However, there are some who feels no sensation at all and has been comfortable throughout except for mild foreign body sensation which last for an hour. After so many cases, I find that, those who are relaxed, calm, optimistic are the ones who recover fast and do not have much pain and tearing. On the contrary, those who are highly anxious, full of fear, anxiety, doubt and fussy, tend to have more tearing and discomfort. It amazes me how some people who are so blind before surgery, with the power of 80D (800 Layman term) and their vision are restored to perfect within 4 hours after surgery are not as grateful as someone whose refractive error is much less (125) and yet so grateful and appreciative. Looking back at their personality before the surgery, I begin to correlate the degree of optimism and cheerfulness has a strong influence on the gratefulness and comfort of the surgery. There are some people despite the very marked improvement in their vision, from being blind without glasses to perfect vision without glasses within one day, instead of focusing on being able to see, they will complain of slight glare of the light, which of course will disappear after 1 week of medication. Despite being able to work the next day, they will find reasons to complain of small glare and do not focus on being grateful for such marked restoration of vision. Today I was fascinated by a radiologist, who had Lasik yesterday and her power was so minimal and yet she was so grateful. Looking at her personality and the life she's having (having a good husband, having healthy children, going overseas with 3 year paid leave), I came to a conclusion of the more grateful we are at every moment of our life for every small joy that Allah gives us, the more things to be grateful will be coming to us.