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Is it okay if you blink your eyes during lasik eye surgery?

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Dr. Damien Luviano answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Lasik surgeons place a speculum to keep eyelids open. In addition the eye tracking capabilities of the lasik machine can do lasik correctly even if you move your eye a few microns. Review this website and the fda website before you consider lasik. http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/glasses-contacts-lasik/index.cfm.

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Dr. David Sachs answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

During lasik surgery your surgeon will place a lid speculum in your eye which will prevent you from blinking. Usually you are given numbing eye drops so you wont feel anything other than some mild pressure. I tell my lasik pts that their only job during lasik is to relax and follow the light.

Answered Jun 23, 2015

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Dr. Federico Mattioli answered

Specializes in LASIK Surgery

Normal blinking is not a problem. A special lid holder is placed to keep the lids from closing all the way, even though you may feel like you blinked normally. Avoid squeezing tightly.

Answered Sep 30, 2012

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Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

During the portions of the procedure when you can not blink, a lid speculum is used which prevents eyelid blinking.

Answered Oct 9, 2012

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