ReLEx eye treatment
Good News for Cyprus! It was revealed that by the end of February, 2016, Near East University Hospital will be facilitating latest laser technology, smile laser will be used to treat eyes within 22 seconds> According to Head of Department of Ophthalmology of Near East University Hospital; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koray Karadayı, ReLex SMILE Laser will be provided to the service of patients suffering from: dry eye syndrome, thin cornea, advanced or mild nearsightedness (myopia), and astigmatism. As with worldly renown eye clinics, ReLex SMILE Laser Technology will be available at Near East University Hospital This latest technology is said to be available in worldly renown eye clinics and in only a few clinics in Turkey, and Near East University Hospital proudly announces that they will be the first to provide it to the service of patients in Northern Cyprus. The technology is expressed to be minimally invasive and to be flapless surgery enabling lenticule and a small incision of 2 – 4 mm is created inside the intact cornea, enabling an 80 % smaller side-cut as compared to a LASIK flap. Furthermore, 30 % less cap cut is needed. Eye treatment within 22 seconds… It was revealed that only a single device, ReLex SMILE Laser, was used for the treatment of the eye in a single step, providing a treatment within 22 seconds. This technology can be used to treat short-sighted patients, often even those with very high prescriptions, dry eyes, contact lens intolerance, and / or thinner corneas. ReLEx SMILE (often known simply as SMILE, which stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is, by its less invasive nature, a method that allows correction of even higher myopic prescriptions than previously treatable by other available laser eye surgeries. According to the statement by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koray Karadayı, ReLEx SMILE, a flap is not created, so the healing time of the patients is expressed to be faster than conventional LASIK. The vision is 80% better instantly and reaches 100% within a few days. Treatment of Myopia -10 and Astigmatism up to +/- 5… ReLEx represents the beginning of a new era in refractive surgery, on the grounds of its significant advantages in terms of the patient’s comfort, since there is no need to pass from one instrument to another – as in the LASIK procedure – there is no need for the patient to change their position. This is the main reason why the procedure only takes a few minutes. Furthermore, ReLEx enables to preserve the cornea biomechanics thus obtaining the natural structure of the eye, treating myopia up to -10 and astigmatism of +/- 5. Minimum discomfort and fast healing… It was expressed that patients did not loose vision during surgery, and that the surgery was quiet and odourless leading to minimum discomfort and a fast healing time. It was said that the treatment showed its full results quickly and stabilised within a week or two. Patients will not feel the need to travel abroad for treatment… Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koray Karadayı proudly announced that patients will no longer be feeling the need to travel abroad for their eye treatments and find the opportunity to receive their eye treatment through the use of the latest technology available at nEarEast University Hospital in Northern Cyprus. He emphasised that this method showed its results in a short period of time, that it was rather reliable and that it left behind all other means of treatment using previous technologies.