Flap is prepared > Tissue is removed > Flap is placed back in its original position and adheres on its own
SMILE is not just what you will be doing after you have had laser eye surgery! SMILE is actually also a type of surgery, referring to Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. It is a bladeless, single-step, “keyhole”-like procedure. The femtosecond laser creates a 3mm opening inside the cornea, and a precise amount of corneal tissue is removed to correct for your vision. Since it is minimally invasive, recovery is very quick as there is less epithelial healing required in comparison to PRK.
In all types of surgery, the procedure only takes approximately 20 minutes from the time you step into the Laser suite. It is done in our rooms. You will have a regime of antibiotic drops to reduce risk of infection, an anti-inflammatory drop and lots of lubricants to help with the healing process.
Clearsight Eye and Laser Centre offers free laser assessments. At this appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have. Contact the team today on (02) 9649 5591 to discuss your treatment options.
Request your free laser assessment here.
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