What happens during Lasik Eye Surgery? By Macy Eye Center on January 12, 2023

What to expect during LASIK.

The laser eye surgery is done at the outpatient Specialty Surgery Center located at 9001 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. Dr Macy or Dr Knezevic use a laser to reshape your cornea.

Here is what to expect:

First, your eye will be numbed with eye drops.

Next, your eye surgeon will place an eyelid holder on your eye to keep you from blinking. A small suction ring is placed on your eye to keep it from moving. You will feel pressure like a finger pressing firmly on your eyelid.

At this point, your vision will become cloudy as a laser makes a paper-thin flap in the cornea tissue. Then your surgeon lifts and folds the flap back.

You will be asked to focus at a target light. The surgeon then reshapes your cornea using a laser. The laser is a special instrument that has been pre-programmed with measurements for your eye.

While your ophthalmologist is using the laser, you will hear a clicking sound. After reshaping the cornea, your eye surgeon folds the flap back down into position and smoothes the edges. The flap attaches on its own where it will heal in place. The whole process takes about 15 minutes for both eyes.

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Jonathan Isaac Macy, MD

Los Angeles Vision Institute

Dr. Jonathan Macy and Dr. Alexander Knezevic are considered leaders in laser cataract surgery and LASIK. With academic appointments at USC, UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Macy and Dr. Knezevic provide extensive expertise to patients in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. Our affiliations with professional organizations include:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Healthcare Professionals and Friends For Medicine in Israel

To schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, contact us online or call (310) 657-2777.

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