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Why Choose Relex Smile

Friday, November 11, 2016

ReLEx SMILE is a keyhole procedure that is performed to eliminate the need to create a corneal flap in order to correct refractive errors. Since there is no need to create flap, it improves the prolonged healing time associated LASIK surgery or PRK.

It is minimally invasive procedure, providing more accurate and safer laser eye treatments and allows us to treat higher prescriptions and those with dry eyes. Moreover, ReLEx SMILE can be done in less time than standard LASIK eye surgery. You can also expect reduction in post-operative discomfort and dry eye.



This procedure is advisable for patients who are short sighted, especially those who are intolerant with wearing contact lens or patients who are not qualified to undergo LASIK treatment.

Factors why many choose ReLEx SMILE:
  • Minimally-invasive approach
  • Gentler to the eye
  • Offers a more accurate treatment
  • Less after effects
  • Procedure is done faster than LASIK
  • Faster recovery times
  • Treats a wider range of patients, such as those patients with very high prescriptions
  • Can treat patients with thin corneas, dry eyes, as well as contact lens intolerance
  • Treats patient who are not qualified for other laser eye surgery
Why should you choose ReLEx SMILE over LASIK?

Unlike in LASIK surgery, ReLEx SMILE has no corneal flap. This means that you do not need to worry about flap complications associated with flap such as flap moving or dislodging. Since you are not cutting a flap, the procedure will keep the cornea much stronger. There is also a preservation of greater amount of corneal nerves since there is lesser nerves disrupted, which are responsible for helping reduce post op dryness. Also, since only a small incision is made in this procedure, you will experience minimal post op discomfort or pain.

What are the complications or risks associated with ReLEx SMILE?

There is no 100% risk free when it comes to medical procedures. This means that there are also risks or complications associated to the ReLEx SMILE treatment. These include:
  • Difficult lenticule extraction
  • Opaque bubble layer
  • Perforated cap
  • Cap tear
  • Suction-loss during surgery
  • Epithelial abrasions
  • Small tears at the incision site
  • Diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK)
  • Lenticule rupture
  • Transient epithelial dryness
  • Interface inflammation
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Corneal edema
Who are qualified to undergo Relex Smile?
 
Patients who are already 18 years old and above and are experiencing nearsightedness or myopia and astigmatism are all qualified to undergo Relex Smile. This is an advisable alternative for patients who would like to eliminate the risk of flap dislodgement in LASIK, or to avoid longer period of visual recovery in PRK.

Other factors why you need to get Relex Smile:
  • Reduced dry eyes issues
  • Better long term outcomes in terms of refractive stability
  • It has gentler suction pressure
  • The procedure has shorter surgical time
  • Minimal interruption of the eye surface
  • Advantages in maintaining eye structural strength
Need more convincing reasons to choose this treatment? Consult the best eye care centre nearby for more information. If you are still searching for a clinic that offers outstanding Relex Smile services in Singapore, do contact Atlas Eye. This clinic has a wide range of eye care services for your every need. You can also count on them for the following eye care needs:
  • Refractive Errors
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Floaters
  • Dry Eyes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Children’s Eye Care
  • Corneal & External Diseases of the Eye
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
Check out Atlas Eye’s website now to learn more or schedule a personalized appointment with their reliable team of staff.
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