Since November 2013 we have added the new technique with femtosecond laser for refractive surgery to our range of treatments: ReLEx SMILE®, in collaboration with the Eye Centre Quijada Eye Surgery, in Valencia.
ReLEx Smile ®
ZEISS’ ReLEx SMILE® uses femtosecond laser for the treatment of myopia or myopic astigmatism. Unlike the more traditional LASIK technique, ReLEx SMILE ® avoids the full cut prior to laser treatment of the cornea, keeping corneal structure intact. This implies that most of the upper layers of the cornea remain unchanged, reducing to a minimum the interaction with nerve endings of the corneal surface and, therefore, substantially avoiding postoperative discomfort, such as pain and dry eye syndrome.
And, of course, ReLEx SMILE® is still more accurate than its predecessor, LASIK, and allows an even faster recovery with immediate results.
Thus, ReLEx SMILE® is a revolution in the world of refractive surgery, by providing highest precision and being the least invasive, safest and most effective technique.