11 April 2011

What to Expect During Lasik Eye Surgery Prep: A Surgeon Gives His Perspective As a Lasik Patient

Surgery any may be a source of anxiety for the patient and Lasik eye surgery is no different. Have a good idea of what he should expect is an important step to overcome your fears and remains relaxed during the procedure. As a surgeon, I always tell my patients the details of the procedure so that they will have some surprises in their Lasik. And he has been profoundly useful for me that myself, I had Lasik so that I can relate to them exactly what they will experience from the point of view of patients, rather than simply of the opinion of the surgeon.First of all, it is normal to feel a little excited and nervous even both at the approach of the operation. Even if an experienced Lasik surgeon, I found myself becoming nervous that I waited in the area of preparation before surgery. In our Lasik Center, we ask patients to arrive 30-45 minutes in advance to receive a number of drugs before the procedure. One is a drop antibiotic eye and the other is a drop topical anesthetic. I remember the drop anesthetic sting a little at the outset and causing my eyes water up to. I received a few sets of these drops while I waited and I was pleased to see that additional sets of eye drops do not stick to all the. This is typically what our staff tells patients expect. The initial fall but winds since it also numbs the eye, the second decline will not stick to all the. It simply means that drops do their work properly.Also, while in the area of preparation, we give the patient a pill (Valium) to help them relax in addition. As I stated earlier, it is normal to feel nervous before any type of surgery, and I was certainly no exception. The pill helps take the outside edge, nervousness and you make less choppy. I have had a number of people try to expect and avoid taking Valium, but I insist that they do. Some people see it as an option and that it is a sign of weakness or that they are not tough enough. In fact, the pills to make the process go much more smoothly for the surgeon and the patient. In fact, they reduce the hypersensitive reactions and movements of the subconscious, automatic eyes that a person has. Therefore with Valium, trend hyper patient blinking or squeezing their eyes closed in reaction to holders of lid eye or microscope fires is significantly reduced, which facilitates access to the cornea to the surgeon and makes a smooth procedure. Valium also helps to suppress the normal involuntary movements of your eye and may make for easier processing by helping you stay locked on target.The area of preparation, I was taken to the laser room itself. Here the surgeon usually made a number of marks on your cornea with a sterile felt pen. Once more, because the eye drops, you cannot really feeling everything. Then go to bed you on the surgery table and are looking in the lights of microscope. In our system, you would search in a circular ring shaped white light and in the middle of the circle of light, there are a red flashing light point. Flashing red light is the light of setting you'll need to look at during the treatment. Usually, one staff will have this time to use a sterilizing solution to clean the area around your eyes. This is done to reduce the amount of bacteria and reduce the incidence of infections.At this stage, the surgeon is ready to create the Lasik flap on your cornea. If you feel him hold your eyelids open and place a ring of aspiration on the front of the eye. There are some associated ring of suction pressure but usually no pain. The only exception is if you have a small eye socket, tight or brow bone prominent eye, you will feel some pain if the ring is pressing against the bone. Obviously, the surgeon will work hard to avoid any unnecessary pain but according to your bone anatomy, it may be impossible to avoid contact in this area.Once the suction ring is in place, everything goes dark in the eye. I do not really forget light just flickers and not complete darkness. But you may not be able to see the lights or something else clearly to all. It is in fact a good sign and means that the suction ring is properly attached to your eyes. I use Intralase technology without blade, so the next step is to join the mechanism of Laser to