SMILE minimally invasive laser eye surgery, using advanced refractive technology from ZEISS, reaches 1M milestone worldwide.
The Medical Technology business group of ZEISS announced that doctors performing laser vision correction surgery using its revolutionary SMILE refractive technology have now surpassed one million procedures worldwide. ReLEx® SMILE is now being performed regularly around the world by over 1300 surgeons in over 65 countries with patients reporting high satisfaction with the efficacy and results of this minimally invasive procedure.
«Patients want quality of vision and a high level of safety. That’s why we choose SMILE. Small incision — great patient satisfaction," says refractive surgeon Dr. Joaquín Fernández from Qvision, Almere, Spain.
SMILE, using the VisuMax® femtosecond laser, has quickly proven its clinical effectiveness and demonstrates a variety of clinical advantages, studies have shown1. As an
«We are thrilled that SMILE, the first major advancement in laser vision correction since the 1990’s, has reached this important milestone and that ZEISS has played an integral role in ushering in a new era in refractive surgery with this proven technology," says James
ZEISS provides surgeons one of the most comprehensive laser refractive surgery technology portfolios in the industry. For over 30 years, since ZEISS introduced the first commercially available excimer laser system for vision correction surgery in 1986, the company has continued to provide laser eye surgery systems and applications, as well as integrated corneal diagnostics designed to safely, effectively and efficiently support the range of corneal surgery and refractive surgery procedures. SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction), the latest advancement in laser vision correction, was first performed in 2007 by Prof. Dr. med Walter Sekundo on a sighted patient and became commercially available with the launch of ReLEx SMILE in 2011.
During a ReLEx SMILE minimally invasive eye surgery procedure, doctors correct patients’ refractive errors using the VisuMax® femtosecond laser. With the laser, surgeons create a thin
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