How Do They Keep Your Eyes Open During Laser Eye Surgery?

No, the laser has an advanced tracking device which follows your small eye movements during the surgery.

Your only job is to focus as best you can on a blinking light.

Should you need to sneeze, cough, or even scratch your nose, the laser will stop when you move too much.

Can you move your eyes during laser eye surgery?

Whilst the LASIK eye surgery corrects eyesight with a cut, the Flow procedure is completely non-contact. The entire procedure is performed using a laser. “In other words, the laser has already “caught the eye”, and if the eye moves during the operation, the laser simply follows its movements,” reassures Dr Haavel.

How do they keep eyes open during Lasik?

Awake During LASIK: How it Works

Then, they’ll use an instrument that will keep your eyes open, so you do not have to worry about blinking throughout the procedure. From there, they will create a LASIK flap in the eyes with the iFS Advanced Bladeless Laser to expose the cornea.

Can you be put to sleep to have laser eye surgery?

Q. Can they put you to sleep for Laser Eye Surgery? A. We would not perform laser eye surgery under general anaesthetic so you do have to be awake during the procedure.

How do they perform laser eye surgery?

During the LASIK procedure, a specially trained eye surgeon first creates a precise, thin hinged corneal flap using a microkeratome. The surgeon then pulls back the flap to expose the underlying corneal tissue, and then the excimer laser ablates (reshapes) the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern for each patient.