With Relex Smile, the most modern and latest laser eye technology we offer at Erdem Hospital, refractive error is corrected with a minimally invasive technique. This innovative high-level process offers the possibility of a successful laser eye surgery. Relex Smile is a patented, gentle, safe and flap-free laser eye procedure. Refractive errors are successfully treated for myopia up to 10 dpt and astigmatism up to 5 dpt. This method has replaced the traditional and proven LASIK method. It also provides an “All-Femto-LASIK” procedure. Therefore, only the highly sensitive femtosecond laser is used in the process.
The cornea does not open. In this way, a lentil (corneal slice) is prepared. Then the Femto laser makes a minimal cut to loosen and remove the lentils. Therefore, a large incision and opening of the upper layer of the cornea is prevented. This method is used in the treatment of patients with thin cornea, high eye dryness and refractive error.
iLASIK is also called Femto-Wavefront-LASIK! Wavefront refers to the controlled combination of LASIK and Femto-LASIK.
Since a large incision is not made to form a corneal flap, complications of the flap tissue are not expected. Complications such as flap folding and not sitting in place immediately after surgery are not expected. In the long term, the risk of displacement of the valve in any trauma to the eye is eliminated. Since a smaller corneal incision is made, the number of nerves cut is less and the dry eye due to loss of sensation is reduced to minimal levels. As a result of the structural procedure, the patient regains the comfort of seeing.
Since Relex SMILE can be used in high vision defects (up to 10 degrees in myopia, up to 5 degrees in astigmatism), it provides a high vision quality. In patients above these degrees, patient satisfaction will be provided because the degree will decrease again after the procedure.
As before every surgical procedure, some things should be considered before Smile laser surgery;
Immediately after surgery, vision becomes blurred in some patients, while others notice sharper vision immediately after the procedure. It is good to rest after Smile laser surgery. It should be avoided to rub the eyes with soap, water or cosmetics and other actions that will irritate the eyes. Medications and drops given for postoperative use should be used appropriately. Intense exercise should be avoided for a week to prevent healing complications.
Since Smile laser supports a minimally invasive application, the discomfort felt during the healing process is also small. Within a few days of treatment, patients can normally drive, work, wear makeup, and play sports. After the operation, watering, sensitivity and glare in the lights may be felt in the eye. This is a completely normal situation, and the drops recommended by the doctor will reduce these troubles. You can reach clarity of vision that can do many things the day after the procedure.Before Smile laser surgery, doctors perform a very detailed eye examination and examination.
If the structure of the eye is suitable for smile laser surgery, the patient is given the necessary information and an appointment. The surgery consists of a 27-second laser procedure. During the operation, a vacuum ring is placed that prevents you from moving your eyes and then the laser is applied. The doctor removes the piece inside the cornea from the 2 mm incision. After surgery, your doctor will recommend that you rest throughout the day.
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You can return to your country after the relex smile operation. But it would be better to stay here for a day for the risk of developing a complication. After a day, if everything is in order, you can return to your country.
You need to be here on the day of the relex smile. You do not need to arrive a few days before the operation. But if you have planned a tour here, you can arrive earlier.
Relex SMILE is a more effective treatment than LASik operation, especially for higher degrees of myopia. The biomechanical stability of the cornea is better maintained after ReLEx Smile than in the Lasik operation, where the wing is formed. When the wing is formed during the femto, the Lasik nerves are cut. This, in turn, subsequently causes dry eyes.
Visual healing can take days and weeks to stabilize. In addition, the full recovery time for the cornea after Relex operation will take approximately 3 to 6 months. At the end of this period, you can do all the activities you had before the operation without worrying.
This operation is permanent. The effect of the surgery that will occur after this is permanent. But as we get older, the eyes change. For this reason, you may need reading glasses.
This procedure does not cause absolutely pain. Your doctor will administer topical anesthesia in the form of eye drops before the procedure. There are no injections. Therefore, general anesthesia is not required.
This operation is less risky than the lasik operation. Because it does not involve forming a wing. Mild side effects may occur. But these effects pass immediately.
It is a technology that can be used in myopia and myopia astigmatism problems. It can not be used in hypermetropic corrections. Smile laser system does not have the eye tracking system in excimer laser systems.
The most suitable candidates are: Those who are 21 years of age or older. At the same time, if you have had a prescription for fixed glasses or contact lenses for at least the last two years, you are eligible for this procedure.
On the first day after the SMILE procedure, most patients feel that something is in their eyes. In addition, it experiences a tearing and burning sensation for several hours. Visual recovery is quite fast. After one to two days, however, most patients have 20/20 vision.
Some may have light sensitivity a few hours after the procedure. During this time, he should close his eyes and rest. In fact, you can start watching TV as soon as you feel comfortable. You can even start reading and your normal routine later.
Some patients question how many times the operation can be performed. There is no magic number for this. You do not need a procedure that is repeated more than once or twice. However, each time before the procedure, your doctor will perform a preliminary test to ensure compliance.