What kind of sedation is used for LASIK?
In addition to the numbing eye drops, you will be given a mild oral sedation so although awake, you will feel relaxed. Before the LASIK procedure begins, patients may be offered a very mild oral sedative. This sedative will help you feel relaxed while remaining awake.
Do they give you drugs for LASIK?
We do not encourage nor do we prescribe any kind of narcotic-based medications for postoperative LASIK. It simply is not necessary. If the patient insists on a painkiller, I suggest OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen, McNeil) or Advil (ibuprofen, Wyeth) b.i.d. to q.i.d.
Do they sedate you for laser eye surgery?
If you fear you will be anxious during the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will give you a mild sedative or other medication prior to surgery to help you relax. The use of a mild sedative is common with LASIK.
Can I be put to sleep for LASIK?
Yes, you will be awake for your entire LASIK corrective eye surgery procedure. Some people assume because they are undergoing a surgical procedure that they will be given anesthesia and be put to sleep. Yet, unlike other types of surgeries, laser surgery only takes a few minutes to complete.
Do they give you Xanax for LASIK?
Patients having any type of laser eye surgery are given Xanax to calm their nerves. For cataract surgery, patients are not put to sleep because they need to fixate on a light during the surgery. Instead, they are given IV sedation, Versed, to help them feel calm and relaxed.
Can I take Tylenol before LASIK?
*You may take over-the – counter medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Avoid antihistamines such as Benadryl, Allegra, and Claritin as these will dry your eyes.
Why is vision blurry after LASIK?
Dry Eyes: Creating the LASIK flap will temporarily disrupt nerves that supply the cornea. These nerves usually regenerate in the first 3-6 months after LASIK. During this time, the eyes tend to be dry and this can cause vision to be blurred or to fluctuate.
Can I see immediately after LASIK?
Immediately Following LASIK Surgery
For the majority of LASIK patients, improved vision is noticeable almost directly after surgery. But as with any surgical procedure, there will be a healing and recovery period so it is important to be patient and cautious as your eyes heal.
How much is the average cost of Lasik surgery?
On average, LASIK costs range between $2,000 to $3,000 per eye. Over time you may spend less by having LASIK than continuing to purchase and maintain corrective lenses.