What is ReLEx SMILE Surgery?
ReLEx SMILE is the latest form of laser vision correction surgery. ReLEx stands for Refractive Lenticule Extraction and SMILE stands for SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction. With the ReLEx Smile procedure, there is no use of blades, no injections, and no patching of the eye. The eye is numbed with eye drops and the precise Femtosecond laser creates a lenticule to preserve the upper layers of the cornea.
The procedure is considered to be extremely safe and the recovery is very quick. Most patients are able to see normally and can return to work and resume routine activities two days after their ReLEx SMILE procedure.
ReLEx SMILE vs. LASIK
Answer is … any other laser procedure involves lot of cornea either in making flap in LASIK (cutting the upper layer of cornea) or by dissolving the cornea (PRK). PRK involves lots of precautions and medication post surgery till the cornea becomes stable. ReLEx SMILE is the only bladeless and flapless ALL LASER technique which involves only 2 mm opening on the cornea. It gives you correction by keeping the cornea as stable and natural as it was before the surgery.
ReLEx SMILE Benefits
ReLEx SMILE has unique advantages including less inflammation and faster recovery. The precision is achieved by use of state-of-the-art laser technology. For each eye, a separate PI with unique a code is used. This measures and removes your number disc (Lenticule), by using Femto Second Laser technology, from the eye in very precise manner. Since the number disc comes out through only 2 mm opening healing & vision recovery is very fast.
Any procedure done for reducing dependency on spectacles or contact lenses is known as Refractive Surgery. There are many methods of correction like ReLEx SMILE, LASIK, Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), PRK, Epi-Lasik, LASEK, Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) and above the age of 50 years replacing of human Lens or Cataract with implantation of Multifocal or Symfony Lens. If cataract is absent above the age of 50 years ReLEx SMILE or Lasik can be done safely. We at Dada Laser Eye Institute are equipped with all possible Refractive technologies available. The choice of procedure is decided after detail eye testing and discussing correct procedure suitable for your eyes.