ReLEx® SMILE - BENEFITS & RISKS
Compared to LASIK, the incision is up to 80% smaller. Previously an incision of roughly 20 mm had to be created, whereas a small incision of less than 4 mm is now sufficient.
No LASIK-Like Flap
No flap complications such as displacement and dislodgement.
Preserving Upper Corneal Structure
As no corneal flap is created, the upper corneal structure remains practically untouched. Therefore the structural stability of the cornea will be largely unaffected.
Less Post Surgery Dry-Eye Discomfort
Reduced post-operative discomfort from dry eyes, as the majority of the upper corneal structure remains untouched during treatment.
Less induction of optical aberrations as no corneal flap is created.