ReLEx Smile

Marbella’s Hospital Ochoa has the most advanced eye laser surgery technology on the market: ReLEx Smile. This innovative technique developed by ZEISS corrects nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism with enormous advantages for the patient.


ReLEx Smile is the safest and most effective refractive eye surgery technique today. Using a ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser, the ophthalmologist surgeons create a lenticule inside the intact cornea, and this lenticule is removed via a minimally-invasive 2mm microincision.

Due to its speediness and simplicity, ReLEx Smile reduces postoperative complications such as:

  • dry eye syndrome
  • infection risks
  • the number of severed nerves

By leaving the superficial layers of the cornea intact, ReLEx Smile maintains the overall integrity of the cornea’s anterior structure. In addition, this procedure avoids certain issues with classic Lasik surgery, most notably the displacement of the superficial lamina of the circular cut that sometimes occurs as a result of sectioning the superficial corneal nerves.


Free preliminary evaluation

At Hospital Ochoa, all preliminary evaluations are free for those patients who undergo refractive eye surgery. If you are considering such procedures and would like to find out which type is best for you, please contact us for an appointment.

The preliminary eye evaluation will determine which of the following 4 surgeries is appropriate for each patient:

  • ReLEx Smile
  • Femtolasik
  • Lasik
  • PRK



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