Anesthesiologist Questions LASIK

Anesthesia during LASIK eye surgery?

I'm getting LASIK surgery soon, but I have a couple of questions. Mainly regarding anesthesia. My doctor says that I wouldn't be using general, which I know puts me under completely, so I was wondering what kind of anesthesia would be used?

2 Answers

For Lasik we typically give patients Xanax or Valium to relax them and topical eye drop anesthesia to keep them comfortable during the procedure
Usual is topical anaesthesia. A few drops of local anaesthesia will suffice.