What To Expect Before, After, And During ReLEX
ReLEX, otherwise known as Keyhole Lasik, is a recent breakthrough in vision corrective surgery. In fact, it’s so new that it is currently only available here at London Vision Clinic.
Prior to the procedure, you can expect personable attention from our friendly and qualified medical staff. Provided that you are a candidate for the procedure, we will be sure to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Additionally, we will meet with you prior to your big day to explain what you should expect the day of your ReLEX procedure. We ask that you refrain from the consumption of alcohol for twenty four hours prior to surgery, as well as any application of eye makeup.
ReLEX sets itself apart from other vision corrective surgeries for the simple reason that it’s less invasive. This means a quicker recovery time and a wider range of treatable prescriptions. Let me tell you a little about how it works.
Unlike other procedures, ReLEX does not require a flap-like incision. Instead, a keyhole is made with the laser. The corneal tissue to be removed is outlined with the laser and then removed through the surface with the finest of tweezers. The eye begins healing within minutes. The majority of patients experience very little discomfort and boast complete recovery within 12 to 24 hours. The vast majority are back at work or school the next day. This surgery can be used to treat high prescriptions and is often used to treat presbyopia, astigmatisms, and short-sightedness.
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The procedure itself is very short, roughly 20 to 30 minutes, and done under local anesthesia which is administered in the form of eye drops prior to the procedure. While the recovery time is very fast, we still have to insist in arranging transportation from the clinic after the procedure. We are happy to help you with this, though you will be personally responsible for the additional cost.
All vision corrective surgeries are entirely elective. These means that there is no rush and no pressure. If you are considering fixing your vision problem, we would love to help your further explore your options.