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Laser Eye Surgery

The Procedure (iLASIK)

Laser eye surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 2 hours in total. The surgery is not painful . On arrival at the laser centre you will be given valium which relieves anxiety. Following some time your eyes are prepared for surgery by cleaning the lids with an antiseptic solution. Anaesthetic eye drops are used to numb the surface of the eye. A surgical cap is placed on your head.

You are then brought into the laser suite and lie back on reclining chair. A plastic drape is placed on your lids and a clip is used to keep your eyelids open. A device is placed on your eye to make a flap. You will feel a pressure sensation and your vision will dim. This is normal. This takes about 30 seconds. You are then rotated over to a second laser machine and asked to look at a red light. This will be dim. You will hear loud buzzing noises which indicate that the laser is firing. The flap is then repositioned and there is a period of waiting time while the flap seats in position.

Following the surgery you will lay in a recliner for 30 minutes with your eyes closed and then your eyes are examined prior to discharge home. You will need someone to bring you home as you vision is blurred at this juncture. (See postoperative care)

The Procedure (PRK/LASEK)

Laser eye surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 2 hours in total. The surgery is not painful and the whole process takes approximately 2 hours. On arrival at the laser centre you will be given valium which relieves anxiety. Following some time your eyes are prepared for surgery by cleaning the lids with an antiseptic solution. Anaesthetic eye drops are used to numb the surface of the eye. A surgical cap is placed on your head.

You are then brought into the laser suite and lie back on reclining chair. A plastic drape is placed on your lids and a clip is used to keep your eyelids open. A device is placed on the surface of your eye which contains alcohol and will loosen the surface layer of the cornea (epithelium). This is then removed and the laser ablation is performed. This is associated with a loud buzzing noise and this is normal. A contact lens is placed on the surface of the eye which will remain in place for some days. You will be given some medications and eye drops and are discharged home. (See postoperative care) You will need someone to bring you home as you vision is blurred at this juncture.




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