How is the laser done?

The laser is performed as an out-patient procedure.  First your pupil is dilated with some drops and then the eye numbed with local anaesthetic.  The laser is performed on a slit-lamp, which you have been on before many times.  A contact lens is placed onto the eye to prevent eyelid blinking and to focus the laser and you will be asked to look straight ahead, at my ear or at a white fixation light.  You will see 2 red dots circling, which are the aiming beams.  When the beams are in focus, we will start doing the laser, during which you will notice a brief, not uncomfortable, flash of light.  After 30-50 pulses, which only takes 2-4 minutes, the laser will be complete.