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ReLEx® SMILE Technology, The Latest LASIK Technology

Jakarta, 18 September 2015, Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic has introduced ReLEx SMILE, the latest in LASIK technology! ReLEx SMILE (Refractive Lenticule Extraction, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is the third generation of LASIK, that doesn’t involve blades or flaps in the correction of refractive conditions of the eye (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)

Advantages of ReLEx® SMILE

Eye specialist Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic, dr. Utami Noor Sya’baniyah SpM explained that the procedure from ReLEx® SMILE uses only one Femtosecond laser machine with the most modern technology today to correct the shape of the eye cornea with very small incisions so that the recovery time needed after the action becomes faster and minimal side effects such as pain, glare also dry eyes. “In contrast to Lasik which makes incisions in the cornea up to 20 mm, ReLEx® SMILE only makes small incisions 2-4 mm on the surface of the cornea. The time needed for this process is also faster, only about 10 minutes, “said Dr. Utami

Requirements of ReLEx® SMILE Candidates

Not everyone with myopia and astigmatism can undergo the ReLEx® SMILE. Dr. Utami explained that there are several requirements to carry out this vision correction procedure, such as having to be 18 years old or older, not having significant changes in prescription glasses during the past year, myopia up to -10 or astigmatism up to -5. “Then, not being pregnant, not has a significant eye medical history, no family history of eye disease and extreme sports lovers, “he continued.

Speaking of the costs involved, Ciputra Healthcare’s director, Veimeirawaty Kusnadi said, for the Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic promo period, the ReLEx® SMILE rate was Rp. 30 million for a pair of eyes. However, later to undergo LASIK with the most recent technology, patients must pay in the range of Rp. 35 million to Rp. 40 million for a pair of eyes.