Numbing drops are applied to your eyes prior to surgery to make your LASIK procedure comfortable and decrease your natural urge to blink.
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.
Do they knock you out for Lasik?
LASIK surgery usually takes less than 10 minutes and does not require general anesthesia. If you fear you will be anxious during the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will give you a mild sedative or other medication prior to surgery to help you relax. The use of a mild sedative is common with LASIK.
What happens if you sneeze during laser eye surgery?
No, the laser has an advanced tracking device which follows your small eye movements during the surgery. Should you need to sneeze, cough, or even scratch your nose, the laser will stop when you move too much. Once you are settled the laser will begin exactly where it stopped and continue the procedure.
How dangerous is laser eye surgery?
July 27, 2018 — Dry eyes, glare, halos, and starbursts are all possible side effects of LASIK surgery. But some people may also get long-term complications like eye infections, vision loss, chronic pain, and detached retinas.
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.