One of the many benefits of RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is the minimal recovery time experienced by most patients. In fact, many individuals are able to return to normal routines after one day. Following the procedure, you will be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to facilitate healing. You will also be asked to return to Gulfcoast Eye Care for a few follow-up visits to check on your rate of healing and to ensure you are satisfied with the results.
It’s important to remember that, although Refractive Lens Exchange is typically a quick procedure performed on an outpatient basis, sedatives utilized during treatment will make it necessary for you to arrange for someone to bring you to and from the practice on the day of your surgery. Fortunately, most patients experience very quick recoveries from this procedure and are able to enjoy their new, clearer vision within a relatively short time after treatment.