The Day of Surgery

iLASIK Bakersfield

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On the day of your LASIK surgery, you will meet with Dr. Gregory A. Stainer at Millenium Surgery Center, where your iLASIK treatment is performed. First, a corneal flap is made using the Intralase laser to create access to the cornea. Then, the Allegretto Wave laser manipulates the cornea, and the treatment is complete. Patients usually experience full recovery within two weeks.

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Dr. Stainer: We do all the LASIK surgery down at Millennium Surgery Center. Actually, the patient arrives about 30 minutes ahead of time, and they're given a light dose to sedate them. Once that takes effect, people come into the laser room and have the IntraLase procedure performed, which is where we make a corneal flap. We then wait about 10 to 15 minutes until the flap is cleaved, and then slide them over to the Allegretto laser, where we do their optical correction. The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes. Some of the happiest patients we have at Southwest Eye Care are LASIK patients. Katy: I had the LASIK surgery done, and Dr. Stainer did it. I was very, very happy with it. He made me feel very comfortable. He was very qualified and very professional. Dr. Stainer: After we complete the LASIK procedure, the patient is discharged home and often maybe an Advil or two is needed for discomfort. Then they're able to watch television that same night. We see each LASIK patient the next day to make sure the flap is perfect and check their vision. Then they're advised as to which eye drops to use, and we again see them in about 10 days. Usually, patients are 20/20 the next day. The entire process of recovery takes about 2 weeks. At about the 2-week interval, most patients notice no glare, no halo around lights, and have excellent vision.

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