Your procedure will take place at St. Mark’s Surgical Center. Although the procedure only takes but a minute, you can still expect to be at the surgery center for an hour to an hour and a half total. This is due, in part, to making sure your eye is fully dilated prior to seeing Dr. Collins.
Once dilated, you will then be instructed to sit in front of a machine similar to what we use when examining your eyes in our office. Dr. Collins then looks through the microscope to focus on the capsule clearly before applying the laser. The laser passes through the clear tissue of the front of the eye, through the IOL, and makes a small opening in the posterior capsule so that light can once again focus clearly on the retina.