This instructional video will go through the following stages in the LASIK laser eye surgery operation. Before you watch the video, please read these notes:
Prior to the start of the video a local anaesthetic has been administered to eliminate any feeling and a surgical clamp fitted to prevent lid movent. The video shows the 6 subsequent stages:
- Flap preparation (cutting the outer corneal surface to access the layer to be lasered).
- Flap lifting and operation area cleaned.
- Fitting the eye tracker (to improve the accuracy of the ablation by locking the laser onto any eye movement).
- Laser ablation.
- Flap repositioning (healing process starts immediately).
- End of surgery.
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NoMoreSpex.com wishes to thank Alcon Laboratories for their cooporation and sponsorship of the video in conjunction with the Ophthalmology Department of Vienna University.