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ReLEx SMILE

ReLEx SMILE is a less invasive way to treat short-sightedness and astigmatism. Traditional laser treatment involves creating a flap on the cornea, before using a second laser - the Excimer Laser, to reshape the cornea. With ReLEx SMILE, no corneal flap is required.

Procedures

  1. In ReLEx SMILE, the Femtosecond laser is used to create a lenticule in the inner layers of the cornea.
  2. The Femtosecond laser is able to penetrate the surface of the cornea without any cutting involved or causing any damage to the surface layers.
  3. A small, micro incision (3-4mm) is created at the side of the cornea.
  4. The lenticule that was created earlier is gently removed through the small micro incision made.
  5. With the lenticule removed, the cornea shape is altered, which also changes the power of the eye.

Comparison

A 4mm opening is all ReLEx SMILE needs. This minimally invasive technique allows the surface tissue to remain intact, thus significantly preserving the biomechanical strength of the cornea.

ReLEx SMILE

Advantages

  • Safe
  • Painless, fast and comfortable
  • Bladeless
  • Flapless
  • Customised
  • Fast recovery
  • Excellent vision quality
  • Less dry eye
  • Retains natural corneal strength
  • Noise and odour free

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by Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd.

Recommended for those who:

  • Prefer the idea of having a bladeless, flapless, and minimally invasive method of surgery
  • Want to have lesser eye discomfort after treatment (thanks to the small incision size)
  • Want to preserve as much of their original corneal strength as possible
  • Want to preserve as much corneal nerves as possible
  • Require an alternative to ASA or Femto-LASIK
  • Have thinner corneas
  • Have dry eyes

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