LASIK, or Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a procedure done on your eyes to help you see better so that you don’t have to depend on glasses or contacts. LASIK works by changing the shape of the cornea to accomplish this. It is also an outpatient procedure and takes about 15 minutes per eye. Before the LASIK procedure the doctor will numb and wash your eye. Next he/she will place an apparatus on your eye to hold it open and then another apparatus to make a corneal flap. These apparatus will then be removed. During the procedure a laser will be used to vaporize portions of your cornea. This part of the procedure usually takes less than 60 seconds. The flap is then replaced and after a few minutes you will be allowed to leave. After the procedure you will need to use antibiotic drops, wear a shield over your eye to protect it from pressure and rubbing, and have someone drive you home.
Key Points of Video:
- 1Reduce dependance on glasses
- 2Eyedrops used to numb eye for surgery
- 3Eyerings used to keep eye open