What Will I Feel During The Laser Eye Surgery Procedure?
We use anaesthetic drops which are topped up throughout the procedure. There are no needles or injections involved and the actual laser process is not felt by the patient. They may see flashing lights and hear some buzzing sounds. However, you cannot actually feel the lasers working and it is an extremely gentle procedure with the modern technology that we use.
We will give you a topical anaesthetic so the procedure itself is virtually pain-free. During LASIK you may feel some pressure when the corneal flap is created, and some discomfort or irritation for up to 24 hours after surgery. With PRK, your eyes might feel irritated for a week or more after surgery. Your surgeon will provide pain-relieving eye drops to minimise any discomfort.
Professor Reinstein explains what is felt during the Laser Eye Surgery procedure.
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