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After placing anesthetic in your eye, an instrument will be placed to keep you from blinking.  A water-soluble marker will be used to mark the center of your cornea, and the corneal flap will be created by the Intralase laser. The flap will then be lifted to the side.  Next, a computer program directs the laser treatment to re-shape your cornea.  The laser actually tracks your micro-movements by following the crypts in your iris (the colored part of your eye).  The flap is then placed back into position, and you are headed to recovery.  The entire procedure usually takes less than 10-15 minutes.  You will wear protective goggles for the remainder of the day, and your vision starts to improve in hours!