Conventional LASIK Process:
There are two steps to the LASIK procedure. First, the surgeon cuts a flap of corneal tissue. Prior to using the IntraLase®laser, this first step was done manually using a hand-held device called a microkeratome (is a precision surgical instrument with an oscillating blade designed for creating the corneal flap in LASIK surgery).
The flap is then lifted to expose the inner cornea for the second step: vision treatment by the excimer laser.
Once the procedure has been completed, the flap is then closed and checked for air pockets and debris. You can expect to be sent with some protective eye wear and a prescription for a nice long nap. Most patients report seeing results after the first few hours, however everyone heals at their own pace. A follow up check-up should be scheduled to check and monitor your healing.