ReLEx (Refractive LEnticule Extraction) SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extaction) is a new non-surgical treatment procedure performed at prestigious clinics in the world. It differs from the classical laser treatment with its characteristics that it does not involve flap taking process and does not require a second laser application. Relex Smile is an ideal procedure performed especially on occupational groups at the risk of being exposed to impact, as well as patients with advanced myopia. Relex Smile, a non-surgical procedure performed to treat myopia and astigmatism in a way specific to the patient, makes it possible to treat myopia of up to −12 D (dioptres) and astigmatism of up to 5 D. The primary advantage of Relex Smile treatment is that it allows for laser operation on thin corneas. In addition, it has some other advantages such as providing better preservation of the corneal biomechanics, easier one-step operation, and results closest to the natural condition. The Relex Smile treatment begins with making a fine lenticule in the cornea by using laser light. The surgeon then removes this tissue, formed to correct the refractive error, through the 3-4 mm incision formed on the cornea. Once he/she corrects the refractive error by removing the lenticule formed in the cornea, the operation is completed. Since it does not involve having a corneal flap, the corneal biomechanics is less affected than other laser surgeries.
What is the short description of Relex Smile?
Relex Smile is a pain-and ache-free non-surgical laser treatment procedure performed at prestigious clinics in the world, in a way specific to the patient. With the Relex Smile procedure, results closest to the natural condition can be achieved, and less eye dryness can be ensured.
What are the features of the Relex Smile procedure?
The primary feature of the Relex Smile procedure is that it allows for a non-surgical operation. Allowing for one step surgery, preservation of the corneal structure, applications on fine corneas, results closest to the natural condition, less eye dryness, safe healing, and applicability for advanced myopia and astigmatism cases are its most important features.
What are the steps of the Relex Smile procedure?
First, a fine lenticule, i.e. a piece of tissue is created on the top transparent layer of the cornea by using laser light. The surgeon then removes this tissue, formed to correct the refractive error, through the 3-4 mm incision formed on the cornea. Once the refractive error is corrected by removing the lenticule formed in the cornea, the operation is completed.