ReLEx SMILE (Refractive Lenticule Extraction, SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a minimally invasive approach with advantage of 100% bladeless form of laser eye surgery which does not require the cornea to be ‘flapped’. SMILE is a relatively new refractive procedure designed to treat Myopia (Short sight) and Astigmatism. ReLEx SMILE is flapless, painless, bladeless procedure fully computer operated using a femtosecond laser. The ReLEx SMILE technique is performed using the highly precise advanced VisuMax femtosecond laser from Carl Zeiss AG, Germany. The SMILE procedure is the 3rd generation of laser vision correction after PRK and LASIK Eye Surgery.
ReLEx SMILE procedure takes only a few minutes. The SMILE procedure uses a femtosecond laser to create a disc, or lenticule of tissue within the cornea. The lenticule is separated from the overlying and underlying cornea with a thin blunt spatula. The lenticule is then extracted with forceps through a small corneal incision.
ReLEx SMILE has been established to be a safe and accurate method of performing laser eye surgery (Lasik Surgery). For a certain sub-group of patients with dry eyes and other corneal surface issues, ReLEx SMILE may provide a better outcome. This technique is not only effective and predictable but also provides safety and stability that is superior to traditional LASIK. ReLEx SMILE is free from flap related complications.
ReLEx SMILE is beneficial for those with of myopia (Short sight) between -0.5 D to -10 D and Cylindrical Power (astigmatism) of up to -5D.
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ReLEx SMILE is a breakthrough in laser vision correction offering a whole new level of precision, safety and comfort. In fact, you might just experience the world through a whole new lens-your natural ones. ReLEx SMILE is a pain free, minimally invasive approach with the advantage of a 100% blade–free laser vision correction. This procedure involves no corneal flaps; refractive changes are made in the intact cornea itself.
Unlike the conventional procedures, ReLEx SMILE involves the creation of an extremely thin 3D layer in your intact cornea, corresponding to your refractive number that needs correction. This is then extracted out through a small keyhole incision of about 2-4mm only. As a result, the cornea gets reshaped to correspond to the ideal shape for correct vision. Entirely laser controlled, it is done in a few seconds- precise, safe and comfortable.
The ReLEx SMILE technique is performed using the highly precise advanced VisuMax femtosecond laser from Carl Zeiss AG, Germany. This laser system has impressed both the patients and the physicians alike with its sophisticated technology and its precision and reliability. ReLEx SMILE using VisuMax promises accuracy down to the nearest micrometer precision.
Seeing is living. And we live through our eyes- They capture every moment, every experience life has to offer. It is said the real beauty of a smile lies in the eyes. So why let anything else get in the way of your SMILE? Well, with ReLEx, you don’t have to any more! ReLEx smile is a breakthrough in laser vision correction offering a whole new level of precision, safety and comfort. With ReLEx smile you can look forward to superior visual outcomes that no other correction techniques can offer. In fact, you might just experience the world through a whole new lens – your natural one.
Imagine not having to worry about whether your glasses would ruin your appearance. Imagine heading to work. and not be worried about forgetting your contact lenses. Imagine driving in the rain without hoping your glasses wouldn’t fog up. Imagine watching a movie and not having to put on 3-D glasses above your own. Imagine wearing those cool pair of shades like all your friends do. Imagine a new found Independence. That’s ReLEx SMILE. Don’t stop now. For those who have undergone the procedure the ability to carry out everyday activities with no restrictions gave them a completely new sensation of freedom – a perception which started the very first day after the procedure.
ReLEx SMILE is an innovative treatment technique designed by Carl Zeiss, Germany, for precise and sensitive treatment of vision defects. For the first time ReLEx SMILE offers patients the possibility to undergo refractive correction without the need for a flap cut. The procedure, is the first and only bladeless and flapless minimally invasive 3D technique to visual freedom.
ReLEx SMILE combines the extensive experience and superior safety of traditional vision correction techniques with numerous innovative benefits, high precision levels and perceptibly greater comfort during the treatment itself.
Older vision correction techniques involve making a thin flap on the cornea and folding it back, allowing the tissue to be removed, point by point, using an excimer laser. ReLEx SMILE is different. The procedure involves the creation of an extremely thin 3D layer in your intact cornea, corresponding to your refractive number that needs correction. Entirely laser controlled, it is done in a few seconds – precise, safe and comfortable.
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Both of my daughters underwent ReLEx SMILE laser vision correction at Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute. Entire procedure was fast and smooth. Staffs of the hospital were very caring and took good care of us during our visit. Thanks to team Lotus for giving my loving daughters a glass free superb vision.
Ms. Neeraja M
I have been using glasses for many years. Last 9 years I switched over to contact lens. I used to carry contact lens solution wherever I go. Now I feel liberated, my freedom has come to me. Thanks to ReLEx SMILE. I have no words to express my gratitude to team Lotus.