11 April 2011

What To Expect During Laser Eye Surgery

The phase of treatment of the Lasik surgeon uses the excimer laser to really reshape your cornea. Holder of a small lid is put in place so that you shake your eyes for this part. Is permitted to close the other eye and, in fact, I put usually a top shield to block everything so that you do not visually distractions on the other side. Drops extra anaesthetic, numbing on the eye and additional points are made on the cornea for orientation purposes. Once more, you feel very little at this point except for certain pressures. If you feel nothing at all, it is generally of pressure on the lids or os eyebrow. You will need to directly addressed the binding red flashing light as much as possible. The surgeon will initially be lock on your eye so that treatment is properly oriented on the computer.After the computer is its lock - on, the surgeon will carefully release the Lasik flap and out of the road. During this phase, fixing red blinking light may seem to dance and move so it can be a little difficult to keep stable. But after the flap is lifted, visually things return to a stable position. With the rabat road, laser will be activated and began the recasting of the cornea. From the point of view of the patient, you may notice visually some changes in light and they can even appears to be a little better discussion. You will also hear a strike very hard or clicking sound making the excimer laser, while working. In some cases, there is a smell of burning or fumes as the laser vaporizes tissue. The laser is not really "burn" fabric because there was no significant temperature rise. The eye never gets hot, but remains a normal temperature, as the excimer laser very precisely vaporizes and redefines the tissues. This part of the surgery usually requires less than a minute depending on the amount of your prescription. Usually, I let my patients verbally know how they are doing and how long they are. Because you tend to be nervous as the patient, time seems to pass at a very different rate, it is nice to have someone let you know when you do that 10 seconds and then go.Once completed the laser, the surgeon will need to rinse the cornea and replace the rabat. During the rinse phase, you will feel much water flowing on the surface of the eye and some may flow down on the side of your face a little. After the flap is put in position and aligned, the surgeon will wait about a minute or two to settle. At this time, we do a blink test. Holders of the eyelid are removed and you are prompted to blink rapidly to ensure that the rabat was in progress. In fact, for several days to weeks, the surgeon will ask you not to rub the eyes to allow the rabat completely cure in position.Once the procedure is completed in both eyes, we have the patient sit up. In General, we expect significantly better have the patient to see almost immediately so that we have them watch a clock on the wall and we say they can see. Most patients can indicate the time at this stage, even though it may seem a little fogged up. I say the patients it may seem like they have Vaseline in their vision or as if they wore sunglasses and came from the cold for their lenses are veiled. It is very normal as there is in fact still in and under the flap which takes some time to absorb the water. The next day, this vision will generally improve to the point that the patient could lead.And to mark the completion of the procedure Lasik itself. After you go home, that the anesthetic drops will begin to wear off the coast and you begin to feel minor irritations. For me, it felt as if I had a CILIUM in my eyes, but some people have more heart-rending and light sensitivity. In most cases, this discomfort lasts in the first 6 to 8 hours after the surgery. For this reason, we provide sleeping pills and painkillers for patients. We try to get our patients to go home and have a NAP because if they can sleep through these early hours, when they wake up, they will feel almost nothing and the improvement of their vision goes even further.I hope, the notice of this privileged of surgery Lasik patient point of view of a surgeon is useful. Armed with an understanding of the process, you can go to the avan