When it comes to more invasive or major surgeries, anesthesia is used to put the patient to sleep. Anesthesia prevents the patient from feeling pain due to the procedure being performed and is generally considered safe. However, many prospective LASIK patients worry if they will be awake during the procedure. Fortunately, there is no need for general anesthesia in laser vision correction procedures.
Thanks to advanced LASIK technologies in Victoria, your eyes will remain comfortably stable during the procedure. Oral Valium and anesthetic eye drops are used to ensure that you don't feel any pain and are able to cooperate with the doctor. The LASIK procedure begins when the eye doctor numbs your eyes with eye drops. In addition, modern LASIK devices are equipped with a safety locking system that prevents any unwanted changes or damage to the nerves in the eye if you accidentally move too fast.The cornea and lens are two parts of the eye that divert light to the retina and send signals to the brain to interpret images.
The laser eye doctor will use a special blinking retainer to keep the eyelid in place and out of the way. The laser only spends 30-60 seconds in each eye, so there is no need to worry about blinking throughout the procedure.Patients are often surprised to learn that they don't need to sleep for laser eye surgery. With anesthetic eye drops and mild oral sedation, even if you are awake, you will feel relaxed. Modern LASIK devices can track eye movements at speeds of more than 4000 times per second, so there is no need to worry about accidentally blinking or moving your eyes during surgery.