LASIK Surgery Expectations Dallas

What to Expect After LASIK Eye SurgeryWe offer “All Laser” Intra-LASIK surgery using a Intralase and Visx S4-IR laser. We DO NOT use the microkeratome or blade technique. We strive to make your Intra-LASIK surgery a great experience. The process for Intra-LASIK surgery at our office is as follows:

LASIK evaluation: Our surgical coordinator will provide information about LASIK surgery, pricing and options such as Custom treatments. A few tests will be performed to determine if you are a LASIK candidate. The doctor will perform a brief exam for the health of the eye. LASIK pre-op and surgery is scheduled.

LASIK Pre-op: Special measurements of the eye are made. A comprehensive eye exam is performed to evaluate the health of the eyes. This includes dilation and the exam can take as long as 2 ½ hours. Additional information is provided about LASIK surgery. A video about LASIK surgery is viewed by the patient. If your eyes are dry, punctal plugs may be placed. Patients with challenging schedules can request to have the Lasik evaluation and After LASIK Eye SurgeryPre-op performed on the same day.

One day before surgery:
You will start using a prescription antibiotic eyedrop.

The Day of Surgery:
The patient arrives at the laser suite in our Irving office. After registration, eyedrops are instilled and the patient prepared in the surgical area. An anesthetic eyedrop is instilled. The surgeon performs a brief exam of your eyes and then the patient is brought to the Laser suite. Special drapes and a device to keep you from blinking are applied.

A small suction ring will be placed on the eye. The Intralase laser will used to create a thin flap on the outer part of the Cornea. It does so by creating microscopic bubbles in the cornea. The LASIK flap is then lifted like a page in a book.

A second laser, a Visx S4 Excimer laser, is used to sculpt the middle layer of the cornea. The flap is then lowered back on the corneal surface. The tissues are allowed to adhere.

Special eyedrops are applied. The drapes and eyelid holder are removed. The same procedure is performed on the other eye.

Post-op: The vision is usually blurry for the first few hours after the surgeon. Patients are advised to take a nap or keep their eyes closed for the first few hours. The patient starts using an antibiotic and a steroid eyedrop.

The patient is seen in our office the day after surgery. It is normal for the eyes to be dry the first few weeks after surgery and this may cause the vision to fluctuate early on in the recovery process. Patients will use an antibiotic, eyedrop for 1 week and a steroid eyedrop for 2 weeks after surgery. They should avoid rubbing their eye for the first 2 months after surgery. For 2 weeks, protective glasses are recommended during the daytime and a protective shield must be worn at night or during sleep.

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Laser Care Eye Center, P.A.

Vision is the most precious sense we possess. Modern life gets busy. As humans, we can excel when our vision matches the needs of our lifestyle. At LaserCare Eye Center, we specialize in Vision Correction surgery with a difference:

  • • Choices: We love LASIK and Cataract Surgery, but offer other options.
  • • Personalized care: Our goal is the best surgery experience for you.
  • • Affordable surgery: 60 months or no interest financing available.
  • • State of the art Equipment.

We also specialize in General Ophthalmology. Whether you need a complete Eye exam, Contact lens exam or have Diabetes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration or Dry Eyes, we have the right specialist for you.