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Your Surgery

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STEP 1: PREPARING YOUR EYE

You will be given eye drops to anesthetize the eye. Your eyelids will be held open with a speculum, which imparts a mild stretching sensation but is not painful.

STEP 2: CREATING THE FLAP

The Alcon FS 200 Femtosecond laser will create a flap in the cornea in 6 seconds with unparalleled accuracy. Your vision will blur or grey out during this and you may be aware of a pressure sensation. The flap is painlessly elevated.

STEP 3: RESHAPING THE CORNEA

The Alcon  Wavelight EX500 laser will be positioned over your eye, you will be asked to focus on a light and Dr Genge will start the laser.

You’ll feel no pain and might hear a slight clicking noise

The Wavelight EX500 is the world’s fastest excimer laser and the treatment only goes for a few seconds. Throughout the procedure eye movements are tracked ensuring the laser treatment is always placed in the correct position.

STEP 4: FINISHING THE PROCEDURE

Once the laser treatment is complete the flap is repositioned and smoothed. Protective eye shields will be placed over your eyes to protect the flap, and you will wear these home.