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What will happen when there is a power failure during your LASIK surgery?


In Singapore, LASIK surgery has become more and more popular for its high success rate and safety. There are a lot of information around the web to help you get familiar with the surgery. However, after the scientific side of the information, there are still a lot of questions that people have for the surgery, for example, one of the most common questions is that what happens if there’s a power failure in the middle of the surgery?

While that does sound like a dangerous situation, given that the nature of the surgery itself is heavily machine dependent. Fortunately, this is not something patients need to worry about. All reliable LASIK systems come equipped with a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) back-up of at least two hours. This is more than enough for a procedure that takes only about 10 minutes. Of course, feel free to confirm this with your surgeon before the surgery for a peace of mind.

And because there is no stitching involved after the laser surgery, you won’t have to worry about any power outage. Your will be provided with an eye shield to protect your eyes while it heals naturally and on its own. The most important thing after the surgery is to get enough rest for your eye.

Should the power outage occur during the surgery, keep in mind that there is no need to be anxious as the system will still continue to function on its backed up power from the equipped UPS; and continue to stare at the fixed light as instructed at the beginning of the procedure until your surgeon suggests otherwise.

If you still had other questions regarding the procedure, please feel free to visit our FAQ page, or get in touch with your eye doctor to conduct a detailed consultation and get to know the system he or she is working with when it comes to LASIK surgeries.