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ZEISS ReLEx SMILE

  • Product Information

    Minimally invasive Laser Vision Correction

    ReLEx – Laser vision correction beyond LASIK

    ReLEx® SMILE® from ZEISS is, until now, the only solution for performing small incision lenticule extraction, or SMILE for short. First performed on a sighted patient more than 10 years ago, today over 1,700 surgeons worldwide practice SMILE. As an FDA approved procedure, it offers clinics an additional Laser Vision Correction option to complete their LVC portfolio.

    SMILE offers great prospects for success by expanding your offerings.

    Explore the advantage of ReLEx SMILE from ZEISS

    Minimally invasive surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery. 
      With ReLEx SMILE, a lenticule and a small incision of 2-4 mm is created inside the cornea. The preservation of the upper corneal layers and the possibility for fewer transected nerves may preserve biomechanical stability and reduced the incidence of transient dry eye syndrome.
       
    • Single step. 
      With ZEISS ReLEx SMILE, the entire correction is performed as a single-step: one laser, one treatment plan and one laser process.
       
    • All-Femto. 
      Performed on a VisuMax® femtosecond laser, high precision, proven outcomes, predictability and ease of use are what ReLEx SMILE stands for.

     

    ReLEx SMILE indication range for myopia and astigmatism

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    • Sphere: -0.50 to -10.00 D
    • Cylinder: 0 to 5.00 D
    • Spherical equivalent: -0.50 to -12.50 D
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    Treatment steps – Fast and gentle

    ZEISS ReLEx® SMILE® utilizes the high-precision femtosecond laser VisuMax® from ZEISS to create a lenticule inside the cornea and access incision in a single treatment step. Its outstanding cutting precision, exceptional speed and gentle treatment approach make it an ideal platform for advanced corneal surgery applications such as SMILE.

    SMILE with VisuMax

    SMILE with VisuMax

    A refractive lenticule and small incision are created inside the intact cornea – all in one step.

    SMILE with VisuMax

    The lenticule is removed through the incision with only minimal disruption to the corneal biomechanics.

    SMILE with VisuMax

    Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thereby achieving the desired refractive correction.

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  • Benefits

    Benefits of ReLEx SMILE

    SMILE is a minimally invasive Laser Vision Correction procedure for myopia correction. During SMILE eye surgery, a lenticule is created inside the cornea using the ZEISS VisuMax® femtosecond laser. Subsequently the lenticule is extracted through a small incision, thereby achieving the desired vision correction.

    ReLEx SMILE

    Minimally invasive Laser Vision Correction
    To achieve the refractive correction, with ZEISS ReLEx® SMILE® a small incision of 2-4 mm is sufficient to remove the lenticule from the intrastromal layer of the cornea thus preserving the corneal structure.

    Great integrity of the upper corneal layers
    With SMILE, the majority of the upper corneal layers remains intact. This offers the potential for preserving biomechanical stability. Beside the small incision, SMILE also allows the lamellar incision to be as small as possible, just slightly exceeding the effective optical zone diameter of the desired refractive correction.

    Low incidence of transient dry eye syndrome
    Very few nerves are transected during SMILE procedure leaving the anterior part of the cornea almost untouched. This has proven to result in low reduction of corneal sensitivity, fast postoperative reinnervation and finally low incidence of transient dry eye syndrome.

    Single-step

    Easy postoperative management
    The excellent predictability of the refractive outcome leads to a low percentage of retreatments. Furthermore ReLEx SMILE reduces the incidence of infections and epithelial ingrowth cumulating in overall fast healing.

    All-femto
    ZEISS ReLEx SMILE embodies precision, predictability, reproducibility and perfection. Using the femtosecond laser VisuMax, it creates a precalculated lenticule and incision with utmost accuracy and dependability.

    Single-step
    ReLEx SMILE saves time and increases comfort for surgeons and patients alike by performing the refractive correction with one treatment plan and on a single laser. Moreover, the lenticule inside the cornea and the access incision are created in a single step.

  • Clinical Data

    ReLEx SMILE – clinical results

    ReLEx smile - clinical results

    The clinical study reports on the results of the ReLEx® SMILE® procedure for the correction of myopia and astigmatism (3 month results).1

    Background and method

    • 269 eyes were analyzed and evaluated in three study centers.
    • All the eyes had a BCVA of 20/20 or better before the operation.

    Predictability

    • Consistent results with outstanding predictability
    • Very close to target refraction
    • Valid across entire range of correction, from low to high-level myopia

    Efficacy

    • 85 % of all patients with a preoperative best-corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or higher achieved uncorrected visual acuity of 20/20 or higher after surgery.

    Stability

    • Impressive stability of the refractive correction (MR SEQ)

    Precision

    • 100 % of all patients achieved target refraction within the typical "satisfaction zone" (± 1 D)
    • 97 % of all patients achieved target refraction with a precision of ± 0.5 D
  • Media Library

    Downloads

    SMILE Flyer

    Broadening the vision of success

    page(s): 6
    file size: 9,515 kB

    CRST Europe ReLEx SMILE Supplement

    Broadening the vision of success

    page(s): 16
    file size: 5,107 kB

    ReLEx SMILE from ZEISS brochure

    The first minimally invasive SMILE solution

    page(s): 4
    file size: 6,784 kB

    VisuMax from ZEISS brochure

    Defining the pulse rate in refractive surgery

    page(s): 6
    file size: 7,123 kB

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    ReLEx SMILE with VisuMax

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    Filesize: 7.0 MB

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    SMILE refractive surgery – Why are surgeons choosing SMILE?

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    SMILE refractive surgery – F. De Wilde, P. Oksman and J. Fernández report on their experiences

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    SMILE refractive surgery – Experiences from all over the world

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    Filesize: 9.9 MB

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    ReLEx SMILE – Over 1.5 million treated eyes worldwide

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    Filesize: 3.0 MB

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    Creating Success with a SMILE

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    Filesize: 6.4 MB

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    SMILE in clinical usage – Prof. Dan Z. Reinstein

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    Filesize: 107.6 MB

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    Real-time ReLEx SMILE Procedure – Prof Dan Z. Reinstein

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    Filesize: 62.5 MB

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    Best Case Practice Development Consulting – Dr Brian Yiu

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    Best Case Practice Development Consulting – Dr Laszlo Kiraly

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    Filesize: 50 MB

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  • 1 Jesper Hjortdal (Aarhus Universitetshospital und Kommunehospital, Denmark), Rupal Shah (New Vision Laser Centers, India), Osama Ibrahim (Roayah Vision Center Alexandria, Egypt), Controlled Multicenter Study, data on file, 2011
  • 2 ReLEx® and SMILE® are registered trademarks of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG