We always love creating innovative, less invasive procedures and applications in the field of surgery. Our eyes are one of the most delicate and complex parts of our body. They require to be taken care of gently, ensuring less invasion during surgeries. Therefore, doctors have been doing their best to create ways to make this possible. And now we have.
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INTRODUCING – ReLEx SMILE. The new standard for Laser Vision Correction.
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, a.k.a. SMILE is the first minimally invasive Laser Vision Correction procedure. It was designed to treat many refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism.
The process of ReLex SMILE involves creating a thin film in the cornea (known as the lenticule) using the femtosecond laser. It is then removed through a small incision. Therefore, this procedure results in the desired vision correction.
ReLEx SMILE focuses on creating a comfortable cure for patients with various refractive problems. Moreover, the intrastromal lenticule method is a redefined version of LASIK called Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction (FLEx).
This new procedure was initiated in 2007. Ever since it has been tested on millions of patients worldwide. ReLex SMILE is reported to achieve effects similar to LASIK surgical procedures with successful outcomes. Besides, it also has many benefits such as the fast recovery, restoration of corneal nerves, and potential biomechanical advantages.
Today, there are more than 1,200 surgeons worldwide in 65+ countries that have already performed over 1 million ReLex SMILE treatments. Also, as an FDA approved the procedure, it offers various hospital care centers an additional Laser Vision Correction option with successful results.
Being one of the latest, innovative techniques amongst various refractive treatments, ReLEx SMILE comes with a variety of advantages. The benefits of the procedure are as follows.
ReLex SMILE is the third generation of laser vision treatments, coming after the PRK and LASIK procedures. It is flap-less, and hence, requires only a minute incision that doesn’t involve a blade.
Vision is stabilized days after the ReLex SMILE procedure. This leads to complete, painless recovery within a few days following your surgery.
The combination of femtosecond technology along with high-precision lenticule extraction makes ReLEx SMILE a reliable refractive correction in a single system.
This treatment was developed to increase safety, prevent infections, provide comfort, and fast recovery, keeping in mind the advantages of the previous two treatments.
The ReLEx SMILE procedure is a promising alternative to LASIK in several cases. With its flapless technique, it offers the correctional abilities with the proven benefits of improved vision, long term results and rapid reshaping of the corneal nerves. Therefore, due to its minimally invasive yet precise technique and positive outcomes, ReLEx SMILE guarantees to be an upcoming option used by many refractive surgeons, worldwide.