What to Expect With Laser Vision Correction by Lasik Surgeon Los Angeles When opting for laser vision correction Los Angeles surgeons have some tips on what to expect during and after the procedure. Lasik surgery is a quick procedure, usually completed in 5 minutes or less. The patient remains awake during surgery and numbing eye drops are used so the patient doesn’t feel anything. Oral medication may be administered for anxiety prior to the procedure. Though you’ll never be put under, it is necessary to bring someone with you to drive you home after the procedure. Because of the eye drops, you won’t feel anything during the procedure, and your eyes will be propped open using a retainer. Los Angeles eye surgeons assures their patients they won’t feel any discomfort during this process. Using a marker the surgeon will make a small ink mark on the cornea where he will cut the flap on the cornea. The surgeon will then use either a microkeratome, which is a precise oscillitating blade, or the most up to date Los Angeles vision correction centers use a femtosecond laser, which is considered the most precise tool for the procedure. A suction ring attaches the blade or laser to your cornea to prevent any eye movement. The patient will then be asked to look at a light, during which time the laser sends pulses of light to your cornea. This laser light is reshaping your cornea. One eye is operated on at a time, but the entire surgery is over very quickly. Following the laser vision correction Beverly Hills patients usually report no pain other than mild discomfort. Once the patient is home, it is advised to rest for a few hours. Upon waking, most patients report an immediate improvement to their vision. Some patients return to work the following day, but it is best to allow time for rest, as each person’s eyes react slightly differently to the procedure. Usually, your eye surgeon will recommend that you avoid exercise or strenuous activity for at least a week, in order to give your eyes adequate time to heal. It is also very important to avoid rubbing or touching the eye. Though the risks are slim, it is possible to disconnect the corneal flap. Most patients don’t require glasses or contacts after the surgery, but it is possible for some people to still require reading glasses for seeing objects up close. Eyes naturally degenerate with age, and this is not always correctable with laser vision correction.
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