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KEYHOLE LASER EYE SURGERY WITHOUT THE FLAP
ReLEx SMILE is the 3rd and latest generation of LASIK eye surgery. It offers the patient more comfort and a reduced risk of complications.
ReLEX SMILE is one of the newest forms of laser eye surgery where refractive errors can be corrected without the need to create a flap. The procedure was advanced by Carl Zeiss Meditec and has been proven to work effectively and safely all over the world.
VIDEO: WHAT IS THE ReLEx SMILE SURGERY PROCESS?
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR ReLEx SMILE?
HOW DOES ReLEx SMILE WORK?
It is a minimally invasive bladeless surgery. A special laser is used to create a lenticule inside the cornea which is then removed through a keyhole side opening. Removal of this lenticule through a side opening corrects the refractive error, allowing the eye to focus light on the retina and therefore a person can see clearly without glasses.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ReLEx SMILE
- Fast treatment
- Quick recovery
- No need to deal with flap
- Can be suitable for those previously turned down for LASIK/LASEK
- Less risk of developing dry eyes
- Currently only suitable for people who are short-sighted (myope)
- It should only be carried out by those expert in its management
OPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES FOR ReLEx SMILE
If you are not suitable for SMILE other forms of laser eye surgery may be suitable.
For some people, laser eye surgery cannot fully correct their prescription and in these circumstances an implantable lens can be the solution