Quality of life….nuisance during sporting activities….hinder from wearing glasses….contact lens irritation…
Every year, more and more people choose to have laser treatment to improve their quality of life, by getting rid of glasses or contact lenses. The SMILE procedure differs immensely from a Femtolasik treatment. This proven Femtosecond technology by Carl Zeiss uses the latest scientific technologies in the history of eye laser surgery.
‘Smile’ is short for ‘Small Incision Lenticular Extraction’. This new technique, that is only possible with the Visumax femotsecond laser by Carl Zeiss, is the least invasive therapy possible these days. The disadvantages of the older treatments have disappeared and the advantages have remained. The fact that we now finally do not have to make a flap, lowers the chances of dry eyes drastically and improves the stability of the cornea extremely.
These ultrashort pulses of laser light are used to make very small and therefore safe incisions into the cornea. Every laser pulse creates a microscopically small gas bubble. Together, millions of these tiny gas bubbles are capable of creating an incredibly precise operating surface in the cornea.
The less energy is needed, the smaller the gas bubble and the more precise the surface will be.
Carl Zeiss has been actively developing eye laser techniques for more than 20 years. They were the first to develop a spot scanner in 1997, the first with Topographic (1998)- and wavefront (2000) – led treatments. The ‘SMILE’ treatment is a direct result of the sophisticated Carl Zeiss Visumax laser. The technique is based on the femtosecond technology that has been used for years and has proven its efficiency millions of times. The Goes EyeCentre was the first centre in the Benelux to apply this technique. By 2020, more than 1.000.000 SMILE surgeries have been performed worldwide.
Until recently the technique has been used only for myopia and astigmatism. Studies to use this technique for farsightedness are underway. This comfortable treatment is possible thanks to the high technological optics by Carl Zeiss.