Table 2: Self-reported symptoms after FS-LASIK with or without postoperative BCL application.

ScoreNumber of patients reporting

PainBCL eyesControl eyes0.041
02215
11514
2310
312

Photophobia0.003
000
13524
2617
300

Foreign-body sensation0.001
0827
12912
242
300

Tears0.118
0146
12028
276
301

Patients underwent bilateral femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK surgery) followed by application of a bandage contact lens (BCL) to one eye (BCL eyes) but not the other (Control eyes). Symptom scores were self-reported: 0, not present; 1, mild; 2, moderate; 3, severe.