ReLEx (Refractive Lenticule Extraction) SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a novel and advanced surgery for correcting nearsightedness. SMILE is as safe as the PRK method with the healing time of LASIK. In this procedure, a disk-shaped segment of the corneal tissue is removed through a small incision created with the femtosecond laser.
This operation is performed as a single step laser treatment as follows:
•The laser is programmed with the patient's specific eye measurements.
•Anesthetic drops are put in the eye.
•The eye is kept from blinking using lid speculum.
•The cornea is lifted, flattened and kept in place using a suction ring.
•A piece of the cornea with the shape of a circular disc is sculpted using the laser. This part is named “leticule”.
•A small incision, at the size of the 4 mm, is made using the femtosecond laser.
•The disc is removed through this incision.
•This process changes the corneal curvature.
•After a quick checkup, the patient can leave the hospital.
The whole procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and only a small part of this time is spent on laser treatments. The recovery process is quick and comfortable. You may use a computer or drive the day after surgery.
Refractive errors can be corrected through 4 methods:
•FEMTO Second LASIK
•Implantation of Phakic intraocular lens (IOL) for patients with extreme myopia.
ReLEx SMILE is minimally invasive surgery without the need to create corneal flap. However, it only can be used for treating myopia and recently myopia with astigmatism.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions before and after the procedure and also for the upcoming follow-up. During your stay in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist with any concerns or queries that arise.
Like all the surgeries, this procedure may present some risks. Based on individual plan the specialist informs the client of any possible risks.
Note: This package information is provided by the scientific team ofExon Health Paradise Co. and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.