Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

If Laser Eye Surgery didn’t scare you enough thanks to its unfortunate name, then the fact that you have to be awake during the entire thing should do it. In fact, surveys have shown that this is one of the most common reasons people decide against treatment, even before having an initial consultation. The fact is most surgical procedures require anaesthetic, and other than a few numbing eye drops, Laser Eye Surgery is performed whilst patients are fully conscious.  Just like its… Read more

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

What’s the best outcome with laser surgery?

When you think back to surgery in the 18th century, before the modern miracle of anaesthesia was around, things were much different. Thankfully, times have changed, and medicine has come a long, long way in the past century. It’s now possible to pop in for a swift surgical treatment one afternoon and be back at work the next day. Since we learned how to manage pain and the spread of infection, severe complications have been significantly reduced and are rarely something patients or surgeons need… Read more

What’s the best outcome with laser surgery?

Can I Take A Tranquilizer or Sedative (i.e. Valium) Before The Procedure? [video]

Do I have to be awake during the procedure? It’s the question on many people’s lips when they start researching Laser Eye Surgery. Encountering some fear and resistance about the procedure, they think if only they could take a valium, have a few strong gins, or be completely knocked out then they would have it done no problem. However, things like general anaesthesia have their own risks, not to mention they can significantly increase the costs. But the main reason isn’t either… Read more

Can I Take A Tranquilizer or Sedative (i.e. Valium) Before The Procedure? [video]