For bet­ter vi­sion

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL -

VI­SION cor­rec­tion surgery, also known as re­frac­tive and laser eye surgery, is a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure used to cor­rect vi­sion prob­lems.

Ex­ten­sive re­search has pro­vided in­valu­able re­fine­ments and ad­vance­ments in laser tech­nol­ogy and di­ag­nos­tic tools to de­velop safe treat­ment op­tions for re­frac­tive dis­or­ders.

Laser- as­sisted in situ ker­atomileu­sis ( Lasik) is presently the most per­formed elec­tive pro­ce­dure.

In re­cent years, tremen­dous ad­vance­ments have been made in this field. A new pro­ce­dure called ReLEx SMILE is gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity.

Un­like con­ven­tional Lasik, ReLEx SMILE does not cre­ate any flap and in­volves the use of only one laser ( the fem­tosec­ond laser).

In­stead of vapouris­ing cornea tis­sue to cor­rect the un­der­ly­ing short- sight­ed­ness and astig­ma­tism, ReLEx SMILE carves out a small piece of corneal tis­sue called a lentic­ule in the cornea, which is re­moved through a small key­hole in­ci­sion ( about 2.5mm to 4mm).

This sin­gle- step, all- in- one- laser op­er­a­tion only takes 30 sec­onds to per­form cor­rec­tion for one eye. The en­tire pro­ce­dure is com­pleted in about 15 min­utes for both eyes.

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