For better vision
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.