What is ReLEx SMILE?
ReLEx SMILE, or small incision lenticule extraction, is one of the latest developments in laser vision correction. It can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses by correcting short-sightedness (myopia) and astigmatism.
Although relatively new, it has a 10 years track record and over 2 million procedures have been carried out worldwide. ReLEx SMILE is a keyhole laser procedure that does not require a corneal flap. It involves the creation and removal of a lenticule from within the cornea.
The absence of a flap allows the treatment of high degrees of short-sightedness (myopia), thinner corneas, and eyes with mild to moderate dry surface.
What are the benefits of ReLEx SMILE laser eye surgery?
An active lifestyle without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses.
No contact lens risks.
Less dry eye than following LASIK.
Potentially better preservation of strength of the cornea than following LASIK.
Quick improvement in vision following the procedure.