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The gentle laser eye treatment

The SMILE method is a gentle, minimally invasive laser eye procedure. The femtosecond laser called VISUMAX® is used here. In contrast to LASIK, no flap is created here, but rather the ametropia is treated through a 3D cut inside the cornea. Only a 2 mm incision is required, as opposed to 20 mm for the LASIK method. The ReLEx SMILE method was developed by the Smile Eyes ophthalmologists in cooperation with the renowned German company ZEISS. In addition, the risk factor of possible complications is greatly minimized compared to Femto-LASIK. Further advantages at a glance:

  • This leads to an increased corneal stability and makes laser eye treatments even safer.
  • Since the surface remains virtually intact, ReLEx does not cause dry eyes, a typical side effect to LASIK.
  • This is the ideal treatment for patients with dry eyes or intolerances to contact lenses.
  • Sports, driving and working are possible again the next day.
  • Suitable for athletes who practice contact sports.

As Smile Eyes Eyes + Laser Center Chemnitz, we are pleased to be able to offer our patients the ReLEx SMILE laser procedure with the VISUMAX®.

ReLEx SMILE - advantages

  • about 80% less laser side cut
  • about 30% less laser cut surface
  • no flap — i. e. no flap-related complications like a flap avulsion
  • minimally invasive
  • gently
  • safer than Femto-LASIK
  • suitable also for patients with dry eyes
  • extremely precise even at strong myopia
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