Laser Eye Surgery
Laser Eye Surgery Procedure Stages
Pre-Evaluation: During the pre-operative process, your eye doctor will evaluate your eye health and determine if you are suitable for the surgery. This may involve eye examinations, vision tests, and assessment of your eye structure.
Anesthesia: Laser eye surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia. The surface of the eye is numbed using topical anesthetic eye drops.
Creation of Corneal Flap: In LASIK procedure, an ultra-thin flap is created on the surface of the cornea.
Laser Correction: After lifting the corneal flap, the laser device is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. This corrects the vision errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
Replacement of Corneal Flap: In LASIK procedure, once the laser correction is completed, the corneal flap is repositioned and expected to naturally settle back into place. In flapless techniques, a protective lens may be placed on the corneal surface for healing.
Healing Process: Generally, immediate improvement in vision can be observed after the surgery. The complete healing process may take several weeks or months.
These information reflect the general process. However, the process can be different for each patient, and the stages can vary depending on the doctor’s evaluation and the patient’s needs.