During the treatment
Before the LASIK procedure starts, we will completely numb your eyes with anaesthetic drops, so you will not feel a thing.
We will then use a little clip to hold your eyes open in a comfortable manner before we begin with the surgical procedure.
All that’s required of you is that you look straight ahead towards a green flashing light, which I’ll ask you to continue looking at.
If you happen to look away or if your eyes move, the laser either tracks that in real-time – thanks to its ultra-accurate capabilities – or the laser will stop altogether.
When you continue to look at the green light, the laser will resume the treatment as if nothing has happened, and will continue right where it left off.
A risk with LASIK eye surgery is that, in very rare cases, about one in a thousand, we may not be able to raise the flap during the procedure. In this case, we have to stop and come back three to four months later when that partial flap is healed and continue the procedure then. It’s nothing to worry about. You won’t feel any adverse effects; all we do is delay the procedure until it’s safer to do so.
After the treatment
After treatment, again, there’s no pain, and most patients are very relieved and surprised that the whole process was so simple.
People can often return to work the next day, compared to TransPRK or PRK, which can sometimes keep people out of work for a week or so.
If you would like to learn more about laser eye surgery in Brisbane and find out if you are a good candidate, please book online for a free laser vision assessment. Learn more about LASIK and laser eye surgery risks here.