Refractive correction with ReLEx SMILE

ReLEx SMILE Treatment Steps:

Whereas LASIK procedures involve cutting a flap, folding it back and removing the corneal tissue through point-by-point ablation using an excimer laser, ReLEx SMILE utilizes the high-precision femtosecond laser VisuMax® to create a lenticule inside the cornea and access incision in a single treatment step.

Step 1: VisuMax femtosecond laser creates a thin lenticle and a small access measuring less than 4mm in the intact cornea.

Step 2: The Surgeon removes the lenticle through the small access. There is minimal disruption to the biomechanics of the cornea.

Step 3: Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thereby achieving the desired refractive correction

Laser vision correction - ReLEx SMILE

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