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.