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The ultimate laser technique ReLEx SMILE represents the least invasive treatment ever, using full potential of Carl Zeiss Visumax equipment.By using the high-precision Femtosecond laser, your Rutnin-Gimbel ophthalmologist operates a single laser to simultaneously create an inner lenticuleandeading to a new shape of the cornea. Due to its minimally invasive nature, the discomfort that might be experienced during and after operation is relatively negligible.

This innovation offers a full range of benefits, among which:

  • No need for a corneal flap, preparation of lenticule with intact cornea
  • A few millimeter incision, much smaller (-80%) than with other techniques
  • Brief operative time in one single-step treatment (no device change)
  • In concrete, painless operation
  • Very limited post-operative irritation and faster wound healing.

Detailed Steps of ReLEx SMILE Surgery

Step 1. : Lenticule Creation

A refractive lenticule and small incision are created inside the intact cornea in one single step

Step 2. : Lenticule Removal

The lenticule is removed through the incision with only minimal disruption to the corneal biomechanics.

Step 3. : Impairment correction

Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thereby achieving the desired refractive correction..

Who can be Candidate?

General Requirements

     Rutnin-Gimbel ophthalmologists strictly apply Rutnin’s ethics in eye surgery and make sure first that any patient meets following general conditions, whatever the treatment could be:

  • 20 year old minimum
  • In good health overall
  • Good eyes condition (no eye disease)
  • No pregnancy, no breast feeding

Candidates for ReLEx SMILE

     If the patient meets all prerequisite conditions, Relex SMILE can be proposed as treatment for:

  • Myopia, for refraction up to -10 D, (including astigmatism up to 5 D)

     Rutnin-Gimbel ophthalmologist will determine during the thorough pre-operative examination if the eye conditions enable and require a ReLEx SMILE treatment

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