This is a minimally invasive and gentle laser eye treatment. As opposed to LASIK, no flap is created. Instead, the ametropia is treated through a 3-dimensional incision inside the cornea. Only a tiny incision of 2 mm is necessary here, compared to the LASIK method, which requires an incision of 20 mm.
- 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.