It is normal for your eye to have a burning sensation or feel "scratchy." This usually disappears in a few hours.
Plan on going home and taking a nap or just relaxing after the procedure.
LASIK, like any surgery, has risks and complications that should be carefully considered.
LASIK can sometimes result in under-correction or over-correction.
Laser in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. D.) uses a laser to reshape the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) to improve the way the eye focuses light onto the retina. For instance, the ideal candidate for LASIK is over 18 years of age, not pregnant or nursing, and free of any eye disease. Ask about the all laser "bladeless" Z-LASIK procedure. Shofner and his staff will perform a thorough eye exam to measure your prescription and check for any abnormalities that might affect the procedure.
You should not have had a change in your eye prescription in the last year and should have a refractive error within the range of correction for LASIK. Your doctor will check your eyes for unusual dryness, which could cause dry eye symptoms post-operatively, or unusually large pupils, which could affect night or low-light vision.
You will be given eye drops to help the eye to heal and to alleviate dryness.
Healing after LASIK is usually more comfortable than with other methods of refractive surgery because the laser removes tissue from the inside of the cornea and not from the more sensitive corneal surface.
It is important that anyone considering LASIK have realistic expectations.
In most cases, a pupil tracker will be used to keep the laser centered on your pupil during surgery.
You will stare at a special pinpoint light called a fixation light or target light while laser sculpts the exposed corneal tissue.
The laser makes a clicking sound you can hear during the procedure.
After the laser has completed reshaping the cornea, the surgeon places the flap back into position and smoothens the edges.
The flap adheres on its own in two or three minutes.