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.
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