ReLEx SMILE Post-Procedure Care Instructions

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Day of Procedure

  • Expect tearing, irritation, and stinging of the eyes.

Thereafter

  • Use UV sunglasses outdoors to protect against light sensitivity, wind, and dust. Ultraviolet filtering sunglasses are recommended thereafter to reduce the risk of long-term eye problems to which we are all susceptible.


Please shake medication before application and keep eyes closed for 5 min after application. To avoid washing out the previously applied drops, please wait at least 5-10 minutes before applying the next solution.

Instructions Antibiotic Drops
Ciprofloxacin or Ofloxacin
Pick Up Anti-Inflammatory Drops
Lotemax SM or Prednisolone or Inveltys or FML or Durezol
1 drop per eye 1 drop per eye
Day of Surgery At 6PM - 10PM
Next Day 4 times per day 4 times per day
Next Day 2 times per day 2 times per day
Next Day 2 times per day 2 times per day
Next Day 2 times per day 2 times per day
Next Day 2 times per day 2 times per day

Example:
Day of Surgery - Wednesday

Instructions Antibiotic Drops
Ciprofloxacin or Ofloxacin
Pick Up Anti-Inflammatory Drops
Lotemax SM or Prednisolone or Inveltys or FML or Durezol
1 drop per eye 1 drop per eye
Day of Surgery: Wed At 6PM - 10PM
Thurs 4 times per day 4 times per day
Fri 2 times per day 2 times per day
Sat 2 times per day 2 times per day
Sun 2 times per day 2 times per day
Mon 2 times per day 2 times per day

Artificial Tears: (Systane / Refresh / BSS–clear bottle (provided))
Use 1 drop per eye 4 times a day or as needed if you experience any dryness or irritation to keep your eyes well lubricated. You can buy more artificial tears at your local pharmacy.
You can also receive FREE artificial tears by using YELP check-in option when you visit our center.