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    SMILE Laser

    Smile laser (Relex) method is one of the commonly used treatment modalities today. This method, especially used in the treatment of myopia and astigmatism, provides successful results. With Smile laser, it is possible to treat up to -10 in myopia and -5 in astigmatism. This laser treatment method is generally suitable for professional groups that are at risk of pressure and impact.

    Smile laser, 3rd Generation laser treatment. For example, while large incisions are required in the lasik treatment method, in the smile treatment method, these incisions are significantly reduced. This treatment method is revolutionary among bladeless laser treatment methods. Smile laser treatment is especially recommended for individuals with an active lifestyle. The reason for this is the risk of displacement of the corneal flap in other methods. In the smile treatment method, there is no such risk. Therefore, it is frequently recommended for athletes.

    What are the features of the Smile laser method?

    With the Smile laser method, myopia up to -10 diopters and astigmatism up to -5 diopters can be treated.

    • Protection is provided in the biomechanics of the cornea.
    • It is suitable for thin corneal structure.
    • It is a single-stage surgery.
    • Closed surgical method is applied.
    • It is a non-incisional type of operation.

    Who can undergo Smile laser treatment?

    Patients with the following conditions can benefit from the Smile Laser method:

    • Those over 18 years of age.
    • Those whose eye prescription has not changed in the last year.
    • Those with myopia degree between -1.00 and -10.00.
    • Those with astigmatism degree not exceeding -5.00.
    • Generally, those with good corneal and eye health.

    Who cannot undergo Smile laser treatment?

    Patients with the following conditions cannot benefit from the Smile Laser method:

    • Patients with changing prescriptions.
    • Hypermetropic patients.
    • Those under 18 years of age.
    • Those with health problems that may affect healing.
    • Those with advanced glaucoma.
    • Excessive keloid formation.
    • Excessive scar formation.
    • Those with corneal degeneration.
    • Those with corneal disease.
    • Those who have had a previous eye infection.
    • Pregnant individuals.
    • Breastfeeding women.
    • Those with cataract problems.

    What are the advantages?

    The advantages of Smile laser surgery are as follows:

    • There is corneal and refractive consistency.
    • Bladeless technique is applied.
    • It is a precise and fast treatment method.
    • The likelihood of dry eyes is low.
    • There is a fast recovery period.
    • It allows for a gentler operation.
    • The duration of the operation is short.
    • It is the smallest incision surgery on the eye surface.
    • There are no problems with the structural durability of the eye.
    • The most natural results are achieved.
    • Fast laser technology is used with 500 kHz.
    • The risk of prescription returning is almost negligible.

    Precautions before the surgery

    Before the surgery, you should pay attention to the following:

    • Do not use perfume and deodorant before the surgery.
    • Do not apply eye and face makeup on the day of the surgery.
    • There is no problem with eating before the surgery.
    • The patient should allocate a minimum of 3-4 hours for this surgery.
    • It is necessary to come to the surgery with a companion.
    • Only the patient is admitted to the operating room.
    • Bring sunglasses with you for the comfort of your eyes after the surgery.

    Stages of the surgery

    Before the Smile laser surgery, doctors conduct a very detailed eye examination and tests. If the structure of the eye is suitable for smile laser surgery, the patient is given the necessary information and appointment. The surgery consists of a 27-second laser procedure. A vacuum ring that prevents the movement of your eyes is placed during the surgery, and then the laser application begins. The doctor removes the part inside the cornea from a 2mm incision. After the surgery, your doctor will recommend resting for the day. After the surgery, watering, sensitivity, and glare in the light may be felt. This is completely normal, and the drops recommended by the doctor reduce these discomforts. You can achieve clear vision to perform many tasks the day after the procedure. I have to wait a few days for the vision level to reach its best degree after Smile laser treatment.