SMILE Post-Operative Instructions | ROQUE Eye Clinic |


    General guidelines:

    • DO NOT rub your operative eye or squeeze your eyelids tightly immediately following your procedure.
    • Wear the protective goggles at bedtime or napping for seven days following ReLEx SMILE surgery.
    • Use your best judgment when exercising. We strongly recommend headbands for sweat for seven days and goggles for contact sports up to a month.
    • It is ok to shower or bathe; however, avoid getting water into your eyes for two weeks after surgery.
    • Avoid smoky or dusty rooms or areas with chemical vapors for two weeks following ReLEx SMILE surgery.
    • DO NOT wear make-up or apply lotion around the eyes for two weeks following ReLEx SMILE  surgery.
    • DO NOT swim or dive in pools or the ocean for one month after surgery.
    • Some eye drops may sting for up to 2 minutes or cause temporary blurred vision.
    • DO NOT drive unless you feel safe and confident with your vision.

    Surgical discomfort:

    Use the medication as prescribed by Dr. Manolette Roque.


    Regular diet day of surgery.

    How to use eye drops:

    • Wash your hands before administration of eye drop medications.
    • DO NOT touch eye dropper, or let dropper touch your eye.
    • Shake eye drops well before using.
    • Tilt your head back, gazing upward and pull down on lower eyelid, making a pouch.
    • Place dropper directly over eye and administer prescribed number of drops.
    • Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 or 2 minutes.
    • Try not to blink or rub eye.
    • DO NOT rinse eye dropper.
    • WAIT 5 minutes between every new type of eye drop medication administered.

    Report any of the following to your doctor:

    • Uncontrollable nausea or vomiting
    • Worsening vision
    • Development of rash
    • Excessive pain, not relieved by pain relievers

    For Emergencies

    • Call us up at St. Luke's Medical Center Global City MAB 217 at +639178442020 or +639989982020 from 8am-5pm from Mondays to Saturdays. After clinic hours, please proceed to the St. Luke's Medical Center Global City Emergency Room. We have Board-certified ophthalmologists on duty to evaluate and assist you. They will call up and update Dr. Manolette Roque.
    Dr. Manolette Roque
    Dr. Manolette Roque
    Dr. Manolette Roque is an ophthalmologist whose practice includes general ophthalmology (which includes cataract surgery) with subspecialty work in uveitis and ocular immunology, cornea and external disease, and refractive surgery.
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