ReLEx Smile

ReLEx Smile

Relex Smile Laser treatment ( Small incision lenticule extraction) is a procedure that is blade-free performed to eliminate the need of using contact lenses or glasses.

With Relex Smile technique it is possible to fix myopia and astigmatism problems. In this technique there is no need of making a corneal flap as it is widely preferred in LASIK techniques.

As there is no corneal flap made, the healing process is much faster than a LASIK procedure. It only takes a few minutes and in a few days you can have the full result. It is completely blade and flap free.

As a difference from FemtoLASIK, Smile Relex patients do not need to change a few devices as it is performed with only one femtosecond laser device which makes it very practical and easy.

VISUMAX Femtosecond Laser System

It has made a new understanding of refractive eye surgeries.

Visumax Zeiss is the best and most preferred refractive eye surgery tech brand. It uses the latest version of femtosecond laser with high quality transmition and precise cutting skills.

For this reason, VisuMax is the ideal method that can be used for corneal refractive and therapeutic surgeries. It offers different possibilities to the patients.

What are the advantages of Smile ReLEx?

  • Corneal incision is 80% smaller than a regular LASIK procedure. In LASIK it is 20mm whereas in Smile ReLEx it is nearly 4mm.
  • No need of corneal flap.
  • Whole structure of cornea is kept as it is. Faster healing.
  • After Relex Smile, patients do not usually have dry eye problems because cornea is not damaged and tear ducts can function well.

ReLEx Smile Cost in Turkey

ReLEx Smile Surgery Overview



Duration of Intervention

10-20 Minutes

Return to Social Life

1 Day

Average Pain

0-1 **

*It is for informational purposes only, be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
**Pain rating scale: from 0 = absence to 5 maximum pain.


  1. 1
    What are the main symptoms of eye disorders?

    Watery eyes, itching, aching, having difficulties in reading, blurry vision, squinting, headaches are the main indicators of eye disorders.

  2. 2
    Will I have a brand new vision after laser treatment? Is there a possibility of having vision problems again after the treatment?

    Our main aim is to provide the same quality of vision that you have with your glasses. The results 0,5 and below are considered as successful and the patient does not need to use glasses or lenses anymore. Laser treatment is the best when performed in a stable period (1 year) in terms of eye prescription. If the patient’s eye number increases when the procedure is done, it may continue to increase after too.

  3. 3
    Is it painful after laser eye surgery?

    After having i-LASIK and LASIK methods that require a corneal flap, you may feel pain, aching or burning sensation for 6 hours. Whereas in LASEK or PRK methods where flap is not made but corneal tissue is scraped and folded, you can have pain for 2-3 days. In order to reduce this pain it is recommended to use protective contact lenses.

  4. 4
    Is it true that laser eye surgeries cause dry eye?

    It is normal to have dry eyes for some time after the surgery and it is recommended to use artificial tear drops for this dryness. Within time this problem will disappear naturally and you will not have to use drops anymore.

  5. 5
    Is is true that laser can not solve astigmatism?

    Laser surgeries can very well fix astigmatism, along with myopia and hypermetropia.

  6. 6
    Is it possible to have a second laser eye surgery?

    In laser treatments the main aim is to decrease the vision acuity number to – / + 0,50. 6 months after your procedure, if there is still a higher acuity number, you can have the treatment again after an examination to see if you still have enough thickness of cornea, with the help of pachymetry, orbscan and corneal topography. If you are suitable to have another surgery, your surgeon will not make a new flap, but use the old incision where your first flap was made.

  7. 7
    How to decide which laser technique is the best?

    After your consultation, your doctor will recommend you the best method suitable for you, based on your corneal thickness and shape.

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