RELEX smile, goodbye to myopia and astigmatism

Written by: Dr. José Gálvez Torres-Puchol
Edited by: Top Doctors®

RELEX eye smile is a minimally invasive technique that allows correction of myopia and astigmatism femtosecond laser latest generation. Thus, it is a quick and effective treatment that reduces postoperative complications and provides enormous benefits to the patient.

Technical RELEX smile: what it is

This novel technique provides a refractive femtosecond laser correction and, unlike other laser eye surgeries, without lifting the corneal flap, also called flap. So RELEX smile is carried out in three steps:

  1. Femtosecond laser creates a thin lenticule and a small access within 3 mm of the cornea.
  2. The specialist in Ophthalmology extracts the lenticule through the small access, without affecting the corneal flap without performing the circular of 20 mm necessary in conventional techniques such as cutting Lasik.
  3. Lenticule removal reshapes the cornea, so that the refractive error of the eye is corrected.

As for the postoperative recovery period is at least a couple of days, so the patient can be incorporated into their daily activity (work, sports, bathing, applying cosmetics, etc.) almost immediately, as no risk that the corneal flap moves.


Advantages of RELEX smile

Thanks to its minimally invasive technique, this treatment offers numerous advantages over other refractive surgeries:

  • Cutting edge technology
  • No need to lift the corneal flap or flap
  • Corneal nerves intact (which prevents dry eye syndrome)
  • No risk of displacement of the circular cutting blade surface
  • Anesthesia with drops
  • Without pain
  • Speedy recovery and incorporation into daily life
  • Especially suitable for athletes
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Gálvez Torres-Puchol

Dr. Galvez Torres-Puchol, director and founding partner of the Ophthalmological Institute of Granada, belongs to the third generation of a series of ophthalmologists of Granada. With over 35 years of experience, his long career includes two grants for clinical training in their specialty, one on cataract surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York (USA) and another on refractive surgery at the Barraquer Institute from America. Currently, developing its healthcare activity preferably in corneal refractive surgery and anterior segment eye.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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