SMILE Eye Surgery Procedure
SMILE laser eye surgery is an advanced technique and therefore the latest development in the refractive laser treatments.
SMILE is FDA approved and more than 2 million eyes are treated with SMILE globally. All leading hospitals and Ophthalmologists are recommending SMILE surgery for spectacle removal as its a quick procedure and has faster healing time.
Beyond PRK and LASIK, it is suitable for patients with drier eyes and contact lens intolerance.
SMILE & CONTOURA Vision
SMILE eye surgery is a very advanced, 3rd generation procedure for laser based vision correction and is very popular among millennial like you.
The quick procedure time and faster healing time, specifically makes SMILE eye surgery very popular.
While you might would have heard a lot about CONTOURA Vision being projected as an advanced treatment, beyond LASIK and SMILE, the fact is that CONTOURA is a new name given to conventional Topo guided LASIK.
Contoura Vision is a flap-based true invasive procedure.
How SMILE Eye Surgery Works?
SMILE is a unique procedure that works without the need for creating a flap. The procedure involves creating a lenticule within intact cornea.
In second step a small incision of about 4mm or lesser is made by the laser, through which the lenticule is extracted out. Removing the lenticule changes the shape of cornea, thereby achieving refractive correction. The lenticule is removed with minimal disruption to the corneal biomechanics.
Therefore the incidence of dry eye and other post-surgical effects is drastically reduced in case of SMILE as compared to LASIK. And hence the overall treatment is gentle and visual recovery is faster.
Comparison : SMILE Eye Surgery with LASIK
A small tissue layer called lenticule is removed through a minor incision of 2-4 mm and vision is corrected permanently.
A big flap of 18-20 mm is made on the cornea, in next step laser reshapes the cornea and finally, a flap is placed back in its original position.
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Have some Questions?
If you are considering SMILE surgery, you probably have many questions. Some of the most frequent ones are addressed here.
If you wear contact lenses, most surgeons recommend switching to glasses a few weeks before surgery. You are advised not to apply makeup, lotions or perfume the day you have surgery. Also, it is suggested that you arrange to have someone bring you home afterward.
Following surgery, you will need to go home and rest. A protective bandage or eye shield is placed over the eye to avoid rubbing it. Eye drops and possibly other medication are typically prescribed to prevent infection and aid in the healing process. It is customary to have a post-op examination the next day. Further follow-up checks are usually scheduled for the following weeks or months.
Complications following SMILE surgery are very rare, but cannot be completely ruled out. Your eye doctor will discuss these with you.
When you are nearsighted, distant objects appear blurry, while objects that are up close are clear
Astigmatism causes objects at different distances to appear skewed or distorted. Normally, astigmatism is corrected with eyeglasses fitted with cylindrical (toric) lenses or with special contact lenses.