SMILE/ RELEX SURGERY
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) also known as Refractive Lenticule Extraction (RELEX) uses VisuMax femtosecond LASER, the latest advancement in laser vision correction for correction of MYOPIA (MINUS POWER).
Say Goodbye to your glasses with this Bladeless LASER Surgery.
Very small 4 mm cut in cornea. Suitable for dry eyes
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) uses Excimer LASER for correction of MYOPIA (MINUS POWER). A Circular 300 degree cut (nearly 20 mm cut) is created to raise a hinged flap of the superficial layers of the Cornea. Then the bed of the cornea is treated with Excimer LASER.
The Flap may be created either with a motorised blade (Microkeratome LASIK) or a Femtosecond LASER (Bladeless Femto LASIK).
Femto LASIK offers greater precision.
LASIK or Refractive surgeries have given excellent results. However, there is hardly any surgery which does not involve risks. Patient selection is the key to good results. Patients who wish to undergo LASER correction for removal of glasses must appreciate the fact that this is more often a surgery of choice or an ‘Optional Surgery’. Hence, it is imperative that the pros & cons be evaluated very carefully. Your doctor would be in the best position to advise you on this account. We advise LASIK only after a thorough evaluation and when we find the patient to be absolutely safe for the procedure. We encourage our patients to read about the procedure from authentic sources and clarify all their doubts. It is understandable that we may have to disappoint patients if we find them to have the slightest risk – better safe than sorry. The International Society for Refractive Surgery is such an authentic source and we would advise all prospective LASIK patients to go through the information provided here by clicking on the link below.