A laser eye surgery procedure in LES Glasgow can be an intimidating one for those who are not familiar with the surgical operation. As the number of people who are looking for eye operations significantly increases and you may be one of those, you need to know what happens before, during and after the surgery.
Before the surgery
If you have made a decision to undergo eye surgery, you need to be evaluated by your eye doctor in order to determine if you can undergo the operation. In preparing for the evaluation you need to stop wearing your contact lenses, given of course that you are a contact lens user. Before the baseline evaluation, switch into wearing eyeglasses full time. The contact lenses have the tendency to alter the shape of your cornea for several weeks after stopping to wear them. When your cornea cannot assume its natural shape before the operation, this will have ill effects to you. One of the consequences is inaccurate measurements resulting in visual impairment after the procedure.
During the surgery
The eye surgery will only take about 30 minutes. You will be asked to lie on a reclining chair in a room with the laser system. The laser machine includes equipment with a microscope attached into it as well as a computer screen. A sufficient amount of numbing drop will be placed in your eyes and then the area surrounding your eyes will be cleaned. An instrument known as the lid speculum will be used in order to hold your eyelids open and then the operation takes place.
After the surgery
Immediately after undergoing the laser surgery, you will experience extreme eye itching, burning and feel that something is inside your eyes. You will certainly experience eye discomfort and in some cases, your surgeon will give you a mild pain reliever. Your vision will temporarily be blurry or hazy. You would want to immediately rub your eye, but please do not. Rubbing your eye will dislodge the flap that still needs sometime to be healed. These symptoms though will subside after a few days from surgery. If these symptoms persist for several weeks, you need to contact your doctor.