Since last spring the Vissum ophthalmological center in Alicante has incorporated the new technology for the correction of myopia and astigmatism: The Smile laser.
With this new laser is possible to operate to patients of high graduation in a more secure way, since a greater stability is guaranteed in the structure of the cornea when making a minimum incision . Dry eye discomfort in operated patients is also reduced.
According to Dr. Jorge Alió, founder of Vissum Corporation of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and expert in corneal surgery ‘The SMILE technique, is the most advanced in corneal surgery, consists in the creation with a femtosecond laser of a corneal lamina, which is extracted through an incision of 2 mm, to correct myopia and myopic astigmatism, and soon will also allow correction of hyperopia. This surgery is completely painless and has an easy postoperative, since the patient has good vision before one week after the intervention ‘.
What improvements does SMILE bring to LASIK or its improved versions like Intralasik?
- It is a less aggressive surgery, preserves the anatomical stability of the cornea: While with LASIK a 270º incision is made in the cornea (about 20 microns) to generate a flap that is lifted and then fixed again, here it is done Only an incision of 20 ° (about 2 microns). Therefore the biomechanics, ie, the anatomical stability of the cornea, is preserved. This causes less exposure to traumatic complications, so the technique is especially recommended for high-risk professions (firemen, police …) and athletes.
- It allows to operate high myopia, of up to twelve diopters, and is recommended from the five diopters, precisely to preserve to a greater extent the anatomical stability of the cornea.
- It does not cause dry eye, since damage to the corneal nerves is less than with LASIK. It therefore has a more favorable recovery for the normal tearing of the eye, particularly in women over 30 years of age who have been in contact lenses or have previously had dry eye.
- From the point of view of precision and effectiveness both LASIK and SMILE techniques are identical.
More info: VISSUM Alicante tel 965 154 062