In some surgeries, it’s quite usual that a patient is better off to be asleep while being operated on.
But does that apply to LASIK?
No, it doesn’t. A patient is required to be awake during the entirety of the LASIK procedure.
While some patients may like the idea of being asleep during the procedure, it is highly improbable as there would be significant drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery.
The usual duration of LASIK is only around 10 minutes in total. Yes, it is that quick.
With the power of the advanced and precise lasers, the cornea of both eyes can be reshaped in just around one minute during that part of the procedure.
Though it is well-documented, most patients still tend to be surprised by how quickly the procedure really is once they experience it first-hand.
Actress/Model Kim Domingo is about to embark on her LASIK journey.
A big key in LASIK is the numbing eye drops, and also a mild sedative sometimes, that are there to help make the procedure virtually painless. That’s the reason why there is really not much benefit to general anesthesia during LASIK and patients remain awake for the duration of the short surgery.
Also, for the eye surgeon to perform optimally, it needs complete cooperation and cognizance from the patient throughout the procedure. Conscious cooperation is key to achieving accuracy in the fixation part of LASIK.
Kim aiding her LASIK by sharply keeping her eyes ready for the different parts of the procedure.
At Shinagawa Lasik Center, advanced LASIK procedures and equipment are available for the best possible experience. These also make it possible for us to perform LASIK without a surgical blade coming anywhere near your eye.
That’s why there’s really no reason to be afraid during LASIK.
Not only will you have a fast and painless LASIK surgery while awake, in just a matter of a few minutes, the process will already be over and done with and in a few hours to a few days, your dream perfect vision will eventually turn into reality right before your refreshed eyes.