I had surgery for a Pterygium on Tuesday. Today is Thursday. I completely hated the procedure although that was mainly due to lack of information from my NHS doctor and the surgeons refusial to lightly sedate me with Valium or similar. It is horrible being away for the whole thing although the local anaesthetic and the bright lights used made everything very blurry anyway. Painwise, the surgery is pain free. The recovery isnt too bad. I demanded the good drugs and got a prescription for co-codymol rather than just having paracetemol, which helped. Its not even 48 hours on and I am only sporadically having a painkiller, and I can see fine, although my eye is red, bloodshot and tender. I keep thinking I can feel the stitches, although theyre disolvable so at least I wont need them removed. The procedure isn't that bad, the recovery is fine (take a week off of work), and there is only a 10% chance of it going back, totally worth it. Good luck.