STEP 1 iLASIK preparation
When you enter the surgical room you sit down in the chair and anaesthetic drops are applied to numb the eye and keep you very comfortable during the procedure.
A surgical instrument aptly named a “lid spectrum” will be used to help keep your eyelids wide open during the corrective procedure.
STEP 2 iLASIK protective flap
The surgical team now use a laser keratome (laser device) to slice a thin flap on the cornea.
During this part of the procedure the cornea is flattened and your vision will dim, a slight pressure and discomfort is usually felt at this stage.
Once the flap has been completely parted from the cornea the surgeon will then remove this and proceed onto the next stage.
STEP 3 iLASIK vision correction
A second laser is then positioned over your eye to start the laser correction. We ask you to stare at a light during this stage however this is not the surgical laser.
This light helps you keep your eye fixed to one spot while the laser does its job and restoring your sight.
The computer controls the laser energy and with the thanks to your pre appointment assessment, we know exactly how much cornea tissue we are able to remove.
Tab 4: STEP 4 iLASIK completion
Once all of the tissue has been removed your surgeon will gently fold back the protective flap securely to its original position where it heals naturally over the following few days.
The healing process begins immediately and most patients will see immediate results. The procedure is now duplicated on your other eye to restore your 20/20 vision*.
The procedure will usually take approximately 15 minutes to complete iLASIK on both eyes.