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What is visual acuity recovery like after ReLEx® SMILE®?

My friend told me that 1 week after undergoing ReLEx® SMILE® his visual acuity is still poor as he can't make out road signs more than 20m away.

Visual recovery after Relex SMILE is usually very rapid, and certainly by 1 week most patients are seeing very well. If distance vision is still not optimal, it is possible that there is residual refractive error that was not fully corrected by the procedure, dry eyes, glare or haloes that could be affecting their visual acuity under low-light conditions. Some patients who undergo adjunctive collagen cross-linking at the same time, also experience protracted and delayed visual recovery.
 
Do consult your treating ophthalmologist for a detailed examination and review! They would be in the best position to advise on this specific situation.
 
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