How soon will your vision recover after RLE?

The recovery after RLE is typically fast. After the operation is finished, your vision will be still blurry, but you will see much better on the next day (some patients can even read with operated eyes already). Because the healing and adaptation process in each patient is different, it can take few days to few weeks before your eyes can reach full visual potential. Stable vision is generally achieved after 4 – 6 weeks, and it will most likely remain stable for the rest of the patient’s life.

Patients can also expect increased light sensitivity and may see more haloes and starburst in the nighttime but it will gradually improve over time.

In the end, patients will enjoy the freedom of doing a wide variety of tasks without dependence on eyeglasses. However, there may be situations where print or images are too small or too far away to see without glasses. The amount of light and quality of print will also make a difference.