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SMILE Surgery
SMILE Surgery
The latest generation refractive surgery - SMILE

SMILE is an advanced technique and therefore the latest development in the refractive laser treatments. Beyond Lasik and it’s variants like Contoura Vision, Femto Lasik, Robotic Lasik; it is suitable for patients with dries eyes, contact lens intolerance and playing contact sports. It has already helped millions achieve freedom from glasses and contacts.

Smile vs Lasik and it’s variants like Contoura Vision, Femto Lasik



No Flap Related Complications like flap dislocation or detachment

As SMILE does not require flap, there are no flap related complications

No Blades

SMILE needs only 2.5mm corneal key-hole incision while LASIK may need upto 20 mm incision

Quicker Healing

SMILE treatment provides quick relief as compared to LASIK

Wider Application

People with thin corneal tissue who are unfit for LASIK can still opt for SMILE (To be decided by operating surgeon).There are some conditions in which LASIK can not be done while SMILE can be done.

One Step, One Laser Procedure

Excimer laser is not needed as only femto second is used in the procedure. Hence no odour, less discomfort, faster healing. On the contrary, LASIK needs two lasers - excimer and femto for the procedure. Excimer Laser has a peculiar odour and causes discomfort.

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Do not be misguided by new names given to old technologies .

Smile is the third generation of refractive laser surgery technologies while Lasik and its variants like Contoura Vision belong to second generation.

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SMILE surgery at Spectra Eye Hospital

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FAQ

A. Unlike in all other laser eye surgery procedures, the corneal tissue is not eroded using an excimer laser. ReLEx SMILE is totally laser operated procedure that uses proven Femto second laser technique which means it is absolutely flapless and bladeless. Quick procedure and early recovery are among the other key advantages that SMILE has over other conventional procedure.

The three steps of Small Incision Lenticule Extraction
Step 1: Lenticule creation
Step 2: Lenticlue removal
Step 3: Impairment is corrected
Yes. SMILE is a permanent treatment. The cornea is reshaped to its ideal shape using femto second laser technology, this corrects the vision forever and the patient need not wear any aid for distant vision in future.
SMILE is a smart solution offered at centers of excellence for vision across the globe. To date, more than 10 lakh eyes have been successfully treated with SMILE. The technique is based on the proven femtosecond technology, that has been in use for several years and is considered to be safe.
SMILE is an exemplary technique for correcting your vision. It is completely effective and safe for people wearing contact lenses. Although your surgeon might ask you to discontinue wearing contact lenses for a couple of days before surgery.
SMILE is minimally invasive and almost entirely painless method that does not involve use of needles or surgical blades. The entire procedure is laser operated and gets over in few minutes. There are mo cases of hypersensitivity or redness reported with SMILE.
The entire procedure gets over in less than 12 minutes for both the eys . Short duration for surgery and early recovery are amongst the many benefits that come with the advanced procedure called SMILE.
According to studies SMILE is less harmful and preserves most of the nerves while LASIK having a big flap (18mm) makes significant changes to corneal nerve. Hence chances of dry eyes in case of SMILE are lesser than in LASIK.
No. For the first few hours after surgery, your eyes will remain sensitive to light and the vision remains blurred; therefore driving is not recommendable so soon. You can start driving within a day although you might be expected to pun on UV protected sunglasses for a few days while going outdoors.
Unlike LASIK, SMILE is gentler to eyes, so you can start working on computers within a day of surgery. But you may need to go a bit easy for initial few days, by taking frequent breaks and using the prescribed eye drops regularly.
You can start wearing eye make-up and do beauty parlor treatments after a week’s time (after having checked with your doctor on your post treatment visit). It is advisable to use cosmetic that you used before surgery to ensure that you are not allergic.
Yes. SMILE is not a reason for any of the risk factor related to eye donation.
However, it is good to keep your cataract doctor informed about the SMILE treatment. There is neither any hindrance to surgery nor does it affect the outcome of surgery.
You are required to rest on the day of surgery and ma need to take rest for the day or two before returning to work.
As the person’s age increases, ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects decreases. This being age related process, is irreversible and called presbyopia. Therefore, some people may need reading glasses after the age of 40 for near vision while their distant vision continues to remain corrected.
Indian army/air force accepts refractive surgery but there can certain conditions. The principal criteria are that the individual must be older than 20 years before undergoing surgery, and that it ought to have been done 6 months or 1 year before the medical examination. Individual with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded. Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness. Candidates who ave undergone LASIK/SMILE fulfilling above criteria, may be considered for joining defense forces.