LASIK Surgery

The LASIK Procedure


  • Initial Consultation – Your doctor will perform a series of eye tests to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
  • Before Surgery – Stop using make up, perfume or lotion the day before surgery to prevent infection.

LASIK Procedure:

  1. Anaesthesia – You’ll be given drops to numb your eyes.
  2. Ink Marks – Your surgeon will mark your eye to indicate where the corneal flap will be cut.
  3. Eye Retainer – A retainer is placed over the patient’s eyelids to keep them open.
  4. Suction Ring – A suction ring will be used to hold the eye still and to create enough pressure to firm up the eyes for laser cutting.
  5. Corneal Flap – Femtosecond laser is used to create a corneal flap to expose the inner corneal tissue.
  6. Tissue Removal – Excimer laser removes tissue under the flap to reshape the cornea. The outer corneal flap is then replaced.

Post Operation:

  • In minutes – Immediately after the procedure, your vision will be blurry.
  • In 24 hours – A check-up will be scheduled.
  • After 24 hours – Patients will experience clear vision 24 hours after surgery.

Do’s and Don’ts After LASIK Procedure

The Do’s

  • Use sunglasses under sunny conditions
  • Use the eye shield during sleeping and napping
  • Stay away from crowded public places (after treatment) – best to stay at home

The Don’ts

  • No swimming or any water sports (4 weeks)
  • Avoid soap or water getting into the eyes (7 days) – when washing your face, use a towel to clean and be gentle with the area around your eyes
  • No eye rubbing/squeezing/pressing/massaging (7 days)
  • No makeup or eye cream around the eyes (7 days)
  • Avoid contact sport or any other hazardous activities (7 days)
  • Avoid dusty, smoky or dirty environments as it may expose you to infections or allergens (7 days)
  • Be wary of babies’ and children’s fingers (7 days)

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