You will have a patch over your eye after the procedure, which will be removed the next day in the office. Your eye may feel gritty, or have a “foreign body” feeling for a few days.
Some people have mild to moderate eye pain for 2-3 days after the surgery, and this can be treated with eye drops or pain pills.
Most people do not have much discomfort, just the awareness that their eye feels “different” for a few days. Your eye will be more red for 1-2 weeks after surgery. The graft will become very red after 2-3 days. This is normal. The graft needs to develop a new blood supply so it can live in its new location.