Post Relex Smile support

Hi,

I have been scouring the internet forums to get some answers on whether I should be worried about my vision post RelexSmile procedure that I had done on the 15th of August, 12 days ago.

For starters, here is my pre op assessment results.


Right Eye

AL: ACD: LT: SE: K1: K2: Δ D:
26.04 mm 3.64 mm 3.68 mm
44.08 D 43.39 D 44.80 D
-1.41 D
(SD = 17 μm) (SD = 11 μm) (SD = 13 μm)
@ 180o @ 90o @ 180o
WTW: 12.2 mm
Ref: -5.75 D -0.50 D @ 180 degrees
SIA : +0.00D

Left Eye
AL: ACD: LT: SE: K1: K2: Δ D:
25.84 mm 3.62 mm 3.77 mm
44.15 D 43.35 D 44.97 D -1.61 D
(SD = 19 μm) (SD = 10 μm) (SD = 12 μm)
@ 1o @ 91o @ 1o
WTW: 11.3 mm
Ref: -5.50 D -0.75 D @ 180 degrees
SIA : +0.00D

I am able to go out as per normal now but I am struggling sometimes under low light conditions such as at night or in a dim lit room.
In a dim restaurant, i struggle to read the menu that has small fonts.
Vision in general is a tad blurry although there are moments where I feel that it is great.

I have read many articles saying that it gets better over time but most people have only posted details on what they experience in the first 1-2 weeks and although some of them share similar "symptoms" , there is no proper updates on whether their problems got better with more time.

I have the constant nagging feeling that maybe something went awry and my eyes were under or over corrected.

Is anyone able to share whether blurry visions or vision that is not sharp at all goes away with more time?

Your help will be very much appreciated!
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I have the constant nagging feeling that maybe something went awry and my eyes were under or over corrected.

Is anyone able to share whether blurry visions or vision that is not sharp at all goes away with more time?


Did your doctor perform a refraction at your last visit to determine if, in fact, you are over or under corrected? Can you get that information to me?

The problem with asking others if their blurry vision goes away with more time is because it assumes every post-SMILE patient's blurriness is due to the same reason. Every patient has a slightly different situation.
thanks for the response Dr Hartzok!
The did not do a refraction test at my 1 week post op review, just eye pressure test and reading alphabets off a screen.
The full eye assessment will take place on the 14th of September, so I guess i will have to deal with the paranoia this couple of weeks!
I would hang in there for now. Remember that the selling point of all refractive surgery is NOT having to wear glasses so refractive surgery providers are somewhat hesitant to point out the inaccuracies of a procedure. It's not good for business. The truth is those inaccuracies are not a reflection on the surgeon but on the surgical procedure. Refractive surgery is not as precise as is desirable. Refractive surgery is, after all, PLASTIC surgery on your cornea and, as with all plastic surgery, it doesn't always result in perfection.

Let me know what happens on September 14th.

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