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SMILE Eye Surgery

SMILE Laser Eye Surgery is named as Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. This procedure was introduced in 2012.
Just after the introduction and wide availability of LASIK surgery, progress has constantly been made.
SMILE is a type of procedure of refractive surgery that uses a Femtosecond Laser and is one-step laser surgery. Rather than cutting a thin flap in the cornea, SMILE preferably applies a tiny incision ranging from 2 to 4 millimeters in a minimally invasive procedure i.e Blade-free Vision Correction.
lies a tiny incision ranging from 2 to 4 millimeters in a minimally invasive procedure
Eye Mantra Eye Foundation is a pioneer in Laser Vision Correction Technology in North India. It is the best hospital for Laser Vision Correction Surgery with well experienced and well trained Refractive Surgeons.

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What happens during a SMILE procedure?

According to our specialist in SMILE Eye Surgery Dr. Shweta Jain through a SMILE eye surgery procedure, the eye specialists first apply eye drops to anesthetize the eye. A speculum is then precisely placed on the lids to keep the eye open and to stop blinking. Using high-level femtosecond technology- the surgeon then builds a precise lenticular which is a thin and circular piece of tissue. The surgeon then separates the lenticular through the tiny incision that was built in the eye. After using the laser, the patient will be permitted to recover for a few minutes before the eye doctor returns and checks the eye. Also, enables the patient to leave.

Recovery from SMILE EYE SURGERY

The physical recovery of the tissue takes about 10- 15 days. Patients may continue with the usual routine activities within 2-3 weeks, involving swimming and outdoor recreational activities. By contrast, people who undergo SMILE eye surgery are usually told to wait at limited 10-15 days whereas the healing time is fast in the case of LASIK and Contoura.

How secure and safe is the SMILE EYE SURGERY procedure?

SMILE is an extraordinarily safe and USA FDA approved medical procedure.

The procedure is generally used for patients who range in age from 18 to 40. Patients will need to undergo a series of tests to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure. In general, people who are good candidates for LASIK will likely be good candidates for SMILE as well.

Because of the specialized laser that is required for SMILE surgery and the training and skill that doctors must have, many eye surgeons do not offer it.

Differences between LASIK and SMILE EYE SURGERY

LASIKSMILE
Uses an excimer and femtosecond laserUses a femtosecond laser
Risk of dry eye symptomsLess risk of dry eye symptoms
Requires postoperative restrictionsSlightly faster recovery than LASIK
More invasive procedureSlightly less invasive procedure
Requires a corneal flapDoes not require a corneal flap
LASIK can correct more refractive errors than SMILESMILE cannot correct farsightedness (hyperopia)

How secure and safe is the SMILE EYE SURGERY procedure?

SMILE is an extraordinarily safe and USA FDA approved medical procedure.
The procedure is generally used for patients who range in age from 18 to 40. Patients will need to undergo a series of tests to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure. In general, people who are good candidates for LASIK will likely be good candidates for SMILE as well.
Because of the specialized laser that is required for SMILE surgery and the training and skill that doctors must have, many eye surgeons do not offer it.

What is the cost of SMILE EYE SURGERY ?

Many people think that SMILE eye surgery is expensive. The costs include the expense of the machine and the licensing fees that surgeons and eye hospitals must pay to the laser company.SMILE eye surgery cost value is approximately Rs. 1,00,000.
The specialized machine that is used in the procedure contributes to the expense because the machine itself costs INR 4 crore. The surgery center must also pay licensing fees for the use of the device, and these fees range from Rs. 10,000 – 15,000.
While some clinics may advertise laser eye surgery for as little as Rs. 7,000, these centers cut costs by reusing blades, a practice that can be dangerous to patients. It is best not to try to cut corners.
It is not wise for patients to risk their sight by trying to pay as little as possible for something like SMILE.
The exact cost of the procedure may vary from clinic to clinic.
To know more about the Cost of SMILE Eye Surgery at Eye Mantra contact us on :
+91 – 8851044355.

Facts About SMILE EYE SURGERY

SMILE eye surgery received FDA approval in the United States in late 2016,. But it isn’t without plenty of research. In fact, SMILE has been used across Europe, Asia, and Australia for years, beginning in 2008, and has been refined ever since.

1) It’s minimally invasive.
In several refractive procedures, including LASIK, the rounded surface of the cornea is reshaped using laser technology. In SMILE, a segment of the cornea, called a lenticular, is removed through a tiny 3 mm keyhole opening, creating a more regular surface.
2) It’s an option for many people who don’t qualify for LASIK.
LASIK in Eye Mantra is typically a safe and effective option, but it isn’t for everyone. For example, if you have dry eye or ocular surface disease, you may have been told you have no options. If you’ be been told you can’t get LASIK you may now be a candidate for SMILE eye surgery.
3) The numbers are out, and they’re good!
A growing number of peer-reviewed studies show that there is no significant difference in safety or effectiveness between SMILE laser surgery and LASIK eye surgery.
4) One and done!
Unlike LASIK, which uses a femtosecond laser to create a flap, then an excimer laser to reshape the surface of the cornea, the entire SMILE procedure requires only one laser.
Of course, as with any medical procedure, there are risks, and SMILE is no exception. These can be minimized through proper evaluation to make sure that each patient truly is an ideal candidate. At Eye Mantra you will never feel rushed into a procedure, and Dr. Shweta Jain, a specialist in SMILE EYE SURGERY will be honest with you about your options.

DO’S AND DON’TS POST SMILE PROCEDURE

  • It is requested for you to go directly home after your SMILE treatment.
  • It is essential that you do not rub your eyes for the first day after your surgery. If your eyes tear or drop roll down your cheeks, dab gently underneath the eye.
  • You should avoid any eye makeup or creams, for one-day post-surgery
  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs, and gardening for one week.
  • Avoid getting water directly into your eye(s). You may shower the day post-surgery
  • You may go back to your work and exercise routine post-surgery
  • At your first postoperative visit, your doctor will tell you when you may resume driving. Most patients are able to see well enough to drive the day after their procedure, with the doctor’s approval.
  • You may experience increased sensitivity to light for the first few hours post your SMILE Eye Surgery. Sunglasses should be worn during the time when your eye is light sensitive.
  • It is normal for the eyes to feel dry for several posts your SMILE Eye Surgery. It may feel like you have grit or sand in your eyes.

Advantages of SMILE EYE SURGERY

SMILE eye surgery was developed on a small incision and a small flat technology with the thinking that a small flat would not compromise the strength of the cornea, provide more safety and reduce the chances of dry eyes. However, now the studies have clearly shown that a small flap has no relation with strength and dryness and it is similar to LASIK.
In the SMILE eye surgery procedure, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to produce a small, lens-shaped bit of tissue (lenticule) within the cornea. Then, with the same laser, a small arc-shaped cut is made on the surface of the cornea. After that, the surgeon removes the lenticule through this incision and discards it.
Research is showing SMILE eye surgery produces virtually the same visual acuity as LASIK for the correction of nearsightedness, without the need to create a LASIK-style corneal flap. In one study of 328 people who underwent the SMILE procedure, all but one had uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) of 20/40 or better after surgery, and 88% had UCVA of 20/20 or better.
Research also has shown that fewer symptoms of dry eyes may occur after SMILE eye surgery, compared with LASIK surgery. This is likely because fewer corneal nerves are disrupted during the SMILE eye surgery procedure since the corneal incision is significantly smaller than that required to create a LASIK flap. Also, because fewer nerves are cut, there may be less loss of corneal sensitivity following the SMILE eye surgery procedure, compared with LASIK.

Cost

  • The cost of a “Smile (Bladeless / Flapless)” procedure will be Rs.1,10,000.

We also provide charitable services for the “underprivileged sections of society”. Because we believe in making the world a more happier place to live in.
So an individual who is in need of eye treatment, but is unable to afford the treatment expenses, can come to our hospital and his entire treatment will be done “free of cost or at a very nominal price”.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can SMILE surgery be painful?
2.What is time duration for SMILE Eye Surgery?
3. Do smile eye surgery corrects astigmatism?
4. Is SMILE surgery better than Lasik?
5. Is it advised to avoid T.V and using mobile phones for 24 hrs post SMILE surgery procedure?
6. How quickly can I get back to my regular routine after the SMILE eye surgery procedure?