What is the AK procedure?

You will have been given a set of instructions beforehand on how to prepare for this surgery. These will include eating a light meal on the day of surgery and arranging for someone to drive you home afterwards.

You will be offered a sedative just before the start of the treatment

The surgeon will put anaesthetic drops into your eyes to numb the areas to be treated.

He or she will use a diamond knife blade or single use blade to make two incisions in the deepest part of the cornea.

This will relax the oval shape of the cornea into a more normal rounded appearance.

This procedure can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other forms of eye surgery such as LASIK.

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