The ReLEx smile treatment is a further development of Femto-LASIK and enables a particularly safe and gentle correction of visual defects. The decisive advantage: With ReLEx smile, we can laser your eyes without a “flap” and no longer have to open the cornea extensively – as would be necessary with conventional LASIK. A special femtosecond laser prepares a thin three-dimensional slice inside the cornea, which is removed through an access point in the cornea that is only about 2 mm in size.
This procedure is gentle to the eye, the cornea remains stable, and flap complications are eliminated. This minimally invasive treatment is our first choice for the correction of myopia, astigmatism and for dry eyes.
For nearly 20 years, individualized Femto LASIK has been considered a scientifically accepted procedure for the correction of refractive errors.
ReLEx smile keyhole technology goes one step further: laser eye treatment has become even safer, gentler and faster. Only a tiny opening of 2 mm is required by laser to prepare a 3D disc (lenticule) inside the cornea and remove it through this “keyhole”.
This lenticule corresponds in volume and shape to the amount of tissue of your refractive error to be corrected. The stability of the cornea is maintained and the production of the tear film is practically not disturbed. Therefore, ReLEx smile is also ideally suited for patients with dry eyes or contact lens intolerances. The icing on the cake: the entire procedure takes only 32 seconds per eye.
Frequently asked questions about ReLEx laser eye treatment