What is LASIK?
The LASIK Procedure
Prior to the procedure you will be given some medication to help relax, if needed. During the procedure the LASIK surgeon will administer some anesthetic drops so that no pain will be felt during the surgery. A lid holder is then placed in the eye to hold the eye open and keep you from blinking. You will continue to have the blinking sensation, but your eyes will remain open, (there is no pain associated with this). The surgeon will then use a microkeratome (a highly precise and automated instrument) to create a thin doorway (or flap) in the outer layer of the cornea. The doorway is then folded back, and the excimer laser, programmed with your specific treatment, will then reshape the cornea using concentrated pulses of light, this process is usually less than a minute. The surgeon will then fold your doorway back into the proper place and the LASIK procedure is complete.
Although improvement in vision can be seen immediately, you will need a driver on the day of surgery. We do ask you to go home and sleep as much as possible (medication is given to assist with this). The doctor will then see you the next day for a follow up visit and periodically over the next few months. Most patients will see a dramatic improvement in vision the next day, however you may want to take a day or two to rest before returning to work, this will ensure a smooth healing process.
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- 18632 Beach Blvd., Suite 100
- Huntington Beach, CA 92648