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RELEX SMILE - LASER VISION CORRECTION BEYOND LASIK

ReLEx smile is a further development of the Femto-LASIK and the safest laser eye procedure in laser vision correction.

Why choose SMILE for vision correction?

TINY CUT INSTEAD OF FLAP: THE RELEX SMILE PROCEDURE PROTECTS THE CORNEA IN COMPARISON TO LASIK

  • ReLEx smile 2 mm minimally invasive

  • LASIK 20 mm Flap

During your laser eye treatment you directly benefit from advantages of innovative technology:

  • Short treatment time – only 32 seconds per eye
  • Suitable for patients with dry eyes
  • Keyhole (2 mm incision) technology for fast healing
  • Possible with myopia up to -10 diopters
  • Possible with astigmatism
  • Suitable for patients with thin corneas, corneal stability is maintained
  • 30% less tissue loss

RELEX SMILE

For more than 10 years, individualized Femto LASIK has been the scientifically accepted method for the correction of ametropia. Previously in a LASIK a side-cut of roughly 20mm had to be created, which severs the nerves and is known to cause dry eye.

The ReLEx smile keyhole technology goes one step further: laser eye surgery has become even safer, more gentle and faster. A 3D disk (lenticle) is prepared inside the cornea and removed through a tiny 2 mm "keyhole" opening prepared by laser.

The volume and shape of the lenticula corresponds to the amount of tissue required to correct your vision disorder. Also the stability of the cornea is maintained and the production of the tear film is hardly disturbed. This makes ReLEx smile suitable for patients with dry eyes or contact lens intolerance. The icing on the cake: only 32 seconds per eye are required for the entire procedure.

HOW DOES RELEX SMILE WORK?

A Lasik procedure used to involve cutting a flap and folding it back to remove corneal tissue point by point. On the other hand, ReLEx smile eye surgery is minimally invasive and makes laser vision correction possible without the need for a corneal flap.

1. Creation of the lenticule and the incision

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With VisuMax a 2 mm tiny incision is created in the cornea and the refractive lenticule is created all in one step. This leaves the upper layers of corneal tissue largely untouched.

2. Removal of the lenticule

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The lenticule is removed through the incision with only minimal disruption to the corneal biomechanics.

3. Rehabilitation

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Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thereby achieving the desired refractive correction.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE A RELEX SMILE TREATMENT INSTEAD OF LASIK?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RELEX SMILE LASER EYE PROCEDURE