Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)
Small Incision Leticule Extraction (SMILE)
Exclusively at Visionmax Eye Centre, SMILE is the next-generation laser technology by ZEISS for the gentle correction of vision defects. It is the only minimally invasive treatment method (originally called key-hole Lasik) that combines the extensive experience and superior safety of traditional vision correction techniques with numerous innovative benefits, high precision levels, and perceptibly greater comfort during the treatment itself.
SMILE is a proven, accurate, and predictable laser procedure, which preserves the mechanical strength of your cornea. More than 5 million SMILE procedures have been performed worldwide.
In a single step the VisuMax femtosecond laser creates a thin lenticule and a small access measuring less than 4 mm in the intact cornea.
The surgeon removes the lenticule through the small access. There is minimal disruption of the biomechanics of the cornea. No flap needs to be cut.
The minimally invasive removal of the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, correcting the refractive error of the eye.