What is SMILE?
It is an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE). It is a minimally invasive and innovative procedure.
Instead of the excimer laser ablating the cornea, only minimal amount of femto laser is used to create a lenticule which is then extracted through a keyhole corneal incision (2-4mm incision compare to 20mm used in Lasik).
Why should I prefer SMILE?
It is complete painless and flapless procedure. 99% of complications in LASIK and Bladefree are due to flap. Since SMILE has no flap, there are no flap related complications. It gives high stability in the long term with less chance of number coming back.
What are the key advantages of SMILE?
Shorter recovery time, No dry eyes, No flap related complications and Safest procedure for patients engaged in a active sports.
Is this procedure accurate?
YES. It is not only highly accurate but also highly predictable and stable.
Is it safe?
It is very safe.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Some tests with us can confirm if you are a suitable candidate.
May patient not suitable for conventional Lasik can also be treated with SMILE. You have to visit Grewal Eye Institute for a detailed examination.