Am I the right candidate for ReLEx SMILE PROCEDURE?

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE

STEP1

Eyes numbed with eye drops.

STEP2

Thin cell layer mechanically removed from the corneal surface.

STEP3

Shape of the cornea corrected using excimer laser.

STEP3

Contact lens placed to reduce irritation during healing.

DO'S AND DONT'S

Before Surgery

Stop wearing soft lenses 1 week before surgery
Stop wearing rigid gas permeable lenses 2/3 weeks before surgery

Do's After Surgery

Use eye drops Clean your eye lid margins Plenty of rest Watch TV & read books 1 day after Consume Healthy food

Dont's After Surgery

Don't expose your eyes to dust/smoke Don't keep eyes open for too long Don't swim till your doctor approves No touching/ rubbing eyes No strenuous activity Don't drive on the day of surgery

Pros of PRK

FDA approved

Flapeless

Painless

Takes only 5min/ eye

Stronger Cornea

Safer and more accurate than blade lasik

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I expect in the initial post-op recovery period?

In the initial 3 days, there will be a bandage contact lens over the eye and a feeling of slight irritation, watering and swelling is expected.

How will my visual recovery be after PRK?

Visual recovery may take a few weeks to stabilise.

What care should I take after the PRK treatment?

No splashing water into the eyes, No rubbing the eye, no eye makeup.

How long do I need to wear sunglasses?

Wear UV protected sunglasses outdoors for 1 year after the PRK treatment to reduce the risk of haze.

How long do I need to use eye drops?

You will have to use eye drops for about 3 months after the treatment.

Is PRK a safe procedure?

Yes, It is the safest Laser procedure as it leaves behind good corneal thickness. It is preferred in corneas with borderline thickness because of its safety profile.

Do I require eye patch after the PRK treatment?

No, Bandage Contact Lens (BCL) is used for 3 days after the PRK treatment, but you can open and close the eye normally.