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Are you awake for lasik surgery?
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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
While you are awake, you may be sedated.
During the procedure you will need to look at a light, which is why you cannot be asleep.

In brief: Yes.
While you are awake, you may be sedated.
During the procedure you will need to look at a light, which is why you cannot be asleep.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Dr. Richard Carlin
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Yes
Yes. You are awake but are usually sedated with medication.

In brief: Yes
Yes. You are awake but are usually sedated with medication.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Emil Chynn
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Lasik procedure
You are awake for all forms of laser vision correction, eg lasik, lasek, prk, your eye is numbed with anesthetic drops, you need to fixate on the laser, we have proven patient self-fixation is more accurate than the surgeon doing so because of angle kappa and the optical vs anatomic visual axis, sorry for getting so technical:).

In brief: Lasik procedure
You are awake for all forms of laser vision correction, eg lasik, lasek, prk, your eye is numbed with anesthetic drops, you need to fixate on the laser, we have proven patient self-fixation is more accurate than the surgeon doing so because of angle kappa and the optical vs anatomic visual axis, sorry for getting so technical:).
Dr. Emil Chynn
Dr. Emil Chynn
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