What should I expect with LASEK?
LASEK corrective eye surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and takes approximately 15 minutes per eye. You are awake during the procedure. Numbing anesthetic drops are applied to the eye. The surgeon makes a circular cut in the thin outer layer of the cornea, leaving a small, arc-shaped area of the circle uncut to create a flap. The flap is moved to the side, and a laser is used to reshape the cornea. Then the flap is repositioned on the eye, and a special contact lens is placed over the eye to act as a protective bandage.