LASIK Surgery: What to Expect
You will be offered a sedative to help with anxiety and to help you sleep afterwards. LASIK vision correction surgery will begin with the administration of local anesthetic eye drops for optimal comfort throughout the LASIK surgery. Dr. Montgomery will then place a speculum over your eye so you won’t need to worry about blinking during the procedure. Once your eyes are prepared, he will use the bladeless Ziemer LDV femtosecond laser to make a thin flap incision in the cornea. As one of the fastest lasers in the market, this advanced technology safely and gently creates a clean flap and helps reduce stress on the cornea.
Once the corneal flap is created, Dr. Montgomery will gently fold the flap to the side and use an Alcon WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser, the fastest excimer laser in the market, to reshape the cornea and correct your impaired vision. With a map of your eye programmed into the laser, it will administer quick pulses of concentrated light and remove excess corneal tissue.
Once the cornea is successfully reshaped, Dr. Montgomery will complete the procedure by folding the flap back into place. Since your eye will heal on its own, no sutures are required. The entire process in the laser suite typically takes less than 15 minutes.