Cutting-edge surgery for better sight
VISION correction surgery, or refractive and laser eye surgery, is any surgical procedure used to correct vision problems. Extensive research has provided invaluable refinements and advancements of laser technology and diagnostic tools to develop safe treatment options for refractive disorders.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (Lasik) is the most performed elective procedure.
A new procedure called ReLEx SMILE is gaining popularity. Unlike conventional Lasik, it does not create a flap and involves the use of only one laser.
Instead of vapourising cornea tissue to correct 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 keyhole incision.
This single-step, all-in-one-laser operation only takes about 30 seconds for one eye and the entire procedure is complete in about 15 minutes for both eyes.
The laser is fast and uses low energy. The procedure is odourless and silent, so there is less discomfort for patients. Patients also feel more comfortable because suction on the eye during treatment is gentler.
Due to the smaller wound by minimally invasive surgery, ReLEx SMILE results in a much stronger eye and less immediate post-operative discomfort.
Have your eyes properly examined by an eye surgeon prior to surgery and discuss all options and potential risks before making any final choices.
The lenticule is removed through the small incision. Disruption to the biomechanics of the cornea is minimal and no flap is cut.