Who is el­i­gi­ble for Relex Smile?

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ttain­ing 20/20 eye­sight is much eas­ier th­ese days, with the mul­ti­tude of cor­rec­tion surg­eries avail­able on the mar­ket. One of the lat­est tech­niques is Relex Smile, a on­estep, min­i­mally in­va­sive laser sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure that can cor­rect short­sight­ed­ness from 100 to 1,000 de­grees, as well as astig­ma­tism of up to 500 de­grees. Here’s all you need to know about the treat­ment. of dry eyes,” shares As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor Mo­hamad Rosman, Head and Se­nior Con­sul­tant of the Re­frac­tive Surgery Depart­ment from Sin­ga­pore Na­tional Eye Cen­tre (SNEC) and SNEC Laser Vi­sion Cen­tre.

“Also, be­cause this is a flap­less surgery, you won’t have to worry about flap dis­place­ment, which might oc­cur when you rub your eyes ex­ces­sively or poke them accidentally af­ter Lasik,” he adds.

Relex Smile is there­fore ideal for those who tend to suf­fer from dry eyes or are in­volved in con­tact sports. The best part? The pro­ce­dure takes only around ten min­utes for each eye. Your ophthalmologist can de­ter­mine if you’re a good can­di­date for Relex Smile. “This will de­pend on fac­tors like the amount and type of re­frac­tive er­ror you have, as well as the cur­va­ture and thick­ness of your corneas,” says Asst Prof Rosman.

Other gen­eral guide­lines in­clude: EYE HEALTH “You should not have glau­coma, cataracts, in­fec­tions, se­vere dry eye or any other con­di­tion that would af­fect post-op­er­a­tive heal­ing,” ad­vises Asst Prof Rosman. “Your vi­sion or de­gree must also be sta­ble for at least a year be­fore un­der­go­ing surgery.” PREG­NANCY It’s not rec­om­mended for those who are preg­nant or breast­feed­ing be­cause hor­monal vari­a­tions may cause fluc­tu­a­tions in the level of my­opia and astig­ma­tism.

Are there any side ef­fects or down­time?

“You might ex­pe­ri­ence mild dis­com­fort af­ter surgery, but this will usu­ally only last for around four hours. It will also take you be­tween one week and one month to re­gain nor­mal vi­sion,” shares Asst Prof Rosman.

The wait, how­ever, will def­i­nitely be worth your while!

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