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SMILE®

In our modern competitive society, a pleasing appearance often means the difference between success and failure in both our personal and professional lives. Men and women are very conscious about their appearance. The present generation is giving importance to their aesthetics in every aspect to improve their personality. Aesthetics is critical today not because other factors don’t matter, but because competition has pushed quality so high that style is often the only way to stand out.

Wearing or not wearing glasses affects your appearance and other people’s perceptions of you. Millions across the world rely on spectacles or lenses for precise vision. And you just might be one of them. The solution is at your doorstep – advanced laser technology can free you from your dependence on eyeglasses.

At our Hospital, we offer state of the art instrumentation blended with the expertise of highly skilled doctors that ensures utmost care for your eyes. We are one among the select few centers in India, offering the most advanced laser vision correction procedure technology, SMILE®



SMILE (Small Incision Lenticular Extraction) is the most advanced next generation of laser vision correction. It is minimally invasive, flapless and bladeless procedure that combines the advantage of previous two generations with increased safety and comfort.

SMILE® is a further advancement over LASIK / Femto-LASIK.

More than 3 million eyes have been treated with SMILE®

SMILE Video

SMILE® is a breakthrough in laser vision correction offering a whole new level of precision, safety and comfort. In fact, you might just experience the world through a whole new lens-your natural ones. SMILE® is a pain free, minimally invasive approach with the advantage of a 100% blade–free laser vision correction. This procedure involves no corneal flaps; refractive changes are made in the intact cornea itself.



Unlike the conventional procedures, SMILE® involves the creation of an extremely thin 3D layer in your intact cornea, corresponding to your refractive number that needs correction. This is then extracted out through a small keyhole incision of about 2-4mm only. As a result, the cornea gets reshaped to correspond to the ideal shape for correct vision. Entirely laser controlled, it is done in a few seconds- precise, safe and comfortable.

The SMILE® technique is performed using the highly precise advanced VisuMax femtosecond laser from Carl Zeiss AG, Germany. This laser system has impressed both the patients and the physicians alike with its sophisticated technology and its precision and reliability. SMILE® using VisuMax promises accuracy down to the nearest micrometer precision.

    SMILE Advantages:
  • The cornea surface is left untouched, preserving its biomechanical strength and stability better than other techniques.
  • Inflammation is reduced to negligible as the total laser energy used is up to 10 times lesser than an excimer laser.
  • Likeliness of dry eyes is significantly lowered, since no flap is created.
  • There is no use of surgical cutting instruments and involves no change of equipment during the treatment.
  • Since this procedure is minimally invasive, it involves minimum intervention and therefore less after care is required, enabling you to enjoy your new visual sensation right from day one.

FAQs on SMILE®


Unlike in all other laser eye surgery procedures, the corneal tissue is not ablated using an excimer laser. ReLEx SMILE is totally laser operated procedure that uses proven Femto second laser technique and is absolutely flapless and bladeless. Quick procedure and early recovery are among the other key advantages that SMILE has over other conventional refractive procedures.

Yes. SMILE is a permanent treatment. The cornea is reshaped to its ideal shape using femto second laser technology, this corrects the vision forever and the patient need not wear any aid for distant vision in future.
SMILE is a smart solution offered at centers of excellence for vision across the globe. To date, more than 30 lakh eyes have been successfully treated with SMILE. The technique is based on the proven femtosecond technology that has been in use for several years and is considered to be safe.
SMILE is an exemplary technique for correcting your vision. It is completely effective and safe for people wearing contact lenses. Although your surgeon might ask you to discontinue wearing contact lenses for a couple of days before surgery.
SMILE is minimally invasive and virtually painless method that does not involve use of needles or surgical blades. The entire procedure is laser operated and gets over in few minutes.

There are no cases of hypersensitivity or redness reported with SMILE.
Short duration for surgery and early recovery are amongst the many benefits that come with the advanced procedure called SMILE. The entire procedure gets over in less than 12 minutes for both the eyes.
According to studies SMILE is less invasive and preserves most of the nerves while LASIK having a big flap (18mm) makes significance changes to corneal nerve. Hence chances of dry eyes in case of SMILE are lesser than in LASIK.

No. For the first few hours after surgery, your eyes will remain sensitive to light and the vision remains blurred therefore driving is not recommendable so soon. You can start driving within a day although you might be expected to put on UV protected sunglasses for few days while going outdoors.
Unlike LASIK, SMILE is gentler to eyes hence you can start working on computers within a day of surgery. But you may need to go bit easy for initial few days by taking frequent breaks and using the prescribed eye drops regularly.
You can start wearing eye make-up and do beauty parlor treatments after a week’s time (after having checked with your doctor on your post treatment visit). It is advisable to use cosmetic that you used before surgery to ensure that you are not allergic.
Yes
SMILE is not a reason for any of the risk factor related to eye donation.
No.
However it is good to keep your cataract doctor informed about the SMILE treatment. There is neither any hindrance to surgery nor does it affect the outcome of surgery.
You are required to rest on the day of surgery and may need to take rest for a day or two before returning to work.
As the person’s age increases, ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects decreases. This being age related process, is irreversible and called Presbyopia. Therefore, some people may need reading glasses after the age of 40 for near vision while their distant vision continues to remain corrected.
Indian army/air force accepts refractive surgery but there are certain conditions. The principal criteria are that the individual must be older than 20 years before undergoing surgery, and that it ought to have been done 6 months or 1 year before the medical examination. Individuals with high refractive errors (> 6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded. Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness. Candidates who have undergone LASIK/SMILE fulfilling above criteria may be considered for joining defense forces.

(Ref: http://www.careerairforce.nic.in)


Does your Refractive procedure create flap?
LASIK has been a proven solution for Vision correction for quite some time now. The latest variant of LASIK like CONTOURA Vision (Topo-guided LASIK) claims to provide a more accurate technique for measuring eye structure and thereby offering personalized treatment. The results have been as good with Topo-guided LASIK as with any other LASIK variant. However, said and done, LASIK and all of its variants including Topo-guided LASIK involves formation of flap cut. LASIK is based on principle of cutting a flap on cornea and then treating the underlying corneal surface with Laser beams to re shape it.



But the flap cutting on cornea leads to interference of corneal biomechanical strength and thereby increasing chances of Dry Eyes. In order to overcome this limitation, German giant Carl Zeiss launched ReLEx SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) way back in 2011. And since then SMILE has superceded all the techniques for Laser Vision Correction as the most preferred choice.

The studies have shown that chances of dry eyes drastically reduce in case of SMILE as compared to LASIK and any of its variants.

Following are few studies testifying that how SMILE induces less proliferation and decreases chances of dry eyes compared with LASIK.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016164201400952X?via%3Dihub
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0886335014004003?via%3Dihub
https://bjo.bmj.com/content/98/2/263

Testimonials

Mrs Balbir Singh
Patiala

Well trained courteous staff. God gifted doctor Khanna who excels in establishing a bond with the patient; has all the good qualities topped by being a very good human being. May this hospital reach greater heights!

Manish
Amritsar

After golden temple, Border, Third busy thing to see the discipline of your hospital.

Vikram Garg
40 AID Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, J&K

The appreciation for this organization cannot be expressed in words. I always felt that they believe in service and not profit. Its appear as the almighty has a hand over them. Their services way of talking, treatment, administration, co-ordination, public dealing, comfort/ attitude is out of the world and exemplary. May God bless each & every one associated with this organ & may this organization grows by leaps & bounds, seeing the suavity at large.

Roshni Sachdev
112, Shakti Nagar, Amritsar

I think that Doctor’s are God. Because they give us light. If God forget to give us complete and clear vision and I think that Intralase LASIK is a very much good option for the people who have weak eyesight. I thought that why I delayed this and wasted my life suffering because of sight. I thank great doctor Ajay Khanna that I will live with my full eyesight and enjoy my life with this Doctor’s Gift.

Ashok Kathuria
PNB, Sultanwind Road, Amritsar

Today my sweet daughter Ishu Kathuria was admitted for LASIK Laser. It is commonly heard that doctors are next to God. After seeing the hospital decorum services of all staff, particularly of Dr. Ajay Khanna are highly appreciable. As per my view, Doctor’s are more than God. I pray to God for all the success of the doctors in future also. Thanks a lot.

Bhagdeep Singh Gill
Eugene, OR –97405, U.S.A.

I really like the way that how they treat the patients. The way he talks to patients and feel cozy with him. Thanks doctor.Wish you all the best in future. I hope your hospital will make a good position or place in this country.

Dr. Manon Anand
651 Basant Avenue, Amritsar

Found this institution one of the best in eye care.

Karamjit Singh
Harjeet K. Batth, Tracy, California, U.S.A.

Excellent service with respect.

Anil V Singh
I.R.S D-2, Central Revenue Colony, Lawerence Road, Amritsar.

Your is a truly a remarkable institution. The care is top class; the staff friendly and professional. I am really impressed and wish that in years to come this institution will get world recognition.

Sumeet Singh Thind
B/S Ice Factory, Roop Nagar, Gate Hakima, Amritsar

Excellent Service, 5 star facilities in every aspect.