What If I Blink Or Move During LASIK Surgery?
Also, a small device will hold your eyelids open during the procedure so you can’t accidentally blink and your eyelids cannot interfere with any step of the surgery.
Can you see during laser eye surgery?
Generally, you will return to see your eye doctor or your LASIK surgeon the day after surgery. At this initial check-up, your visual acuity will be measured to make sure it is safe for you to drive without glasses or contact lenses. In most states, this requires visual acuity of 20/40 or better.
Can you be put to sleep for Lasik eye surgery?
This is why you will not need general anesthesia. Being “put to sleep” has risks of its own and would mostly just increase the cost of your surgery. There is not much benefit to general anesthesia during LASIK, which is why the vast majority of patients remain awake during their short surgery.
What can you not do after laser eye surgery?
In the weeks after surgery, try to avoid strenuous exercise or impact, which can dislodge the healing cornea. You should also refrain from wearing eye make up for at least a week and try to avoid getting soap or shampoo near your eyes. Avoid rubbing your eyes too, even if they feel itchy.
What happens when you have laser eye surgery?
What Happens During LASIK Eye Surgery? During LASIK eye surgery, an instrument called a microkeratome or femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea. After the cornea is reshaped so that it can properly focus light onto the retina, the cornea flap is put back in place and the surgery is complete.