ReLEx SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)

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If you’re looking for a treatment where you can see every detail without using a lens, ReLEx SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)is exactly what you need.

In the SMILE procedure, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a small, lens-shaped bit of tissue (lenticule) within the cornea.

Then, with the same laser, a small arc-shaped incision is made in the surface of the cornea. The surgeon extracts the lenticule through this incision and discards it.

Advantages of the method: this operation is indicated even for those who cannot do LASIK, patients with dry eye syndrome. The size of a single incision is 2-4 mm.

The operating time of the laser is 25 seconds, and the recovery after the operation is 24 hours.

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What is small incision lenticule extraction?

SMILE is a type of refractive surgery that corrects nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. It is an alternative to procedures like LASIK and PRK.

How long does it take for SMILE incision to heal?

SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) procedure typically takes about 3 to 5 days to heal fully. During this time, the outermost layer of the cornea (epithelium) regenerates and any discomfort or sensitivity gradually subsides. Most patients experience a significant improvement in vision within the first week, with continued visual enhancement over the following weeks. The cornea stabilizes over a few months, and regular follow-up appointments help monitor the healing process.

Can SMILE surgery go wrong?

Like any surgical procedure, SMILE surgery can have potential risks and complications, but they are rare. To minimize the risks, it’s important to choose an experienced surgeon.

Is small incision lenticule extraction safe?

Yes, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is generally considered safe.

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