Something to SMILE about: ReLEx, SMILE, and the age of reversible refractive surgery

Laser eye surgery has until now been an irreversible procedure. A year long experimental project I undertook whilst in Singapore, now published in the scientific journal PLos One, describes our pioneering, innovative work on developing a reversible type of laser eye surgery. The technique is based on a new type of laser procedure called ReLEx performed with the Visumax femtosecond laser.

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Image sequence showing how corneal shape and volume can be restored following lenticule re-implantation (PLR). The cornea remains optically clear.

Image sequence showing how corneal shape and volume can be restored following lenticule re-implantation (PLR). The cornea remains optically clear.

Posted on July 1, 2013 and filed under LASEK, LASIK.