“SMILE” is a newer way to do LASIK surgery that we hope to be able to offer to our patients at some point in the future. We are NOT currently performing this procedure at our practice.
The ZEISS ReLEx SMILE Procedure
With ReLEx SMILE, a lenticule and a small incision of < 6 mm is created inside the cornea. The preservation of the upper corneal layers and the possibility for fewer transected nerves may preserve biomechanical stability and reduce the incidence of dry eyes.
With ZEISS ReLEx SMILE, the entire correction is performed as a single-step: one laser, one treatment plan, and one laser process.
Performed on a VisuMax® femtosecond laser, high precision, proven outcomes, predictability and ease of use are what ReLEx SMILE stands for.
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