To begin surgery, Dr. Benjamin will apply a topical anesthetic and sedative to minimize discomfort and ensure that you’re at ease throughout the procedure. From there, he will create one or two very small incisions at the base of the cornea and apply a gel-like substance to protect your eye, before delicately placing your implantable contact lens. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete and you should notice an immediate improvement in your vision. Additionally, you should be able to resume your normal daily routine within a day or two.
Once the procedure is complete, we will provide you with eye drops to use for several days. These drops will reduce the risk of infection and inflammation. You’ll need to have a friend or family member take you home, as you won’t be able to drive. Dr. Benjamin will want to see you within 24 hours to monitor your eye’s internal pressure and ensure that you’re progressing as planned.