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Our clinic will be closed from December 25th to January 1st, 2024. During this period, we will not be available for regular calls or to schedule appointments. Our emergency line remains open for urgent cases. Wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy New Year!
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What does 'without flap' treatment mean?

During an IntraLASIK treatment, the doctor makes a so-called flap. The cornea consists of six thin layers of tissue. With a flap, the doctor uses the laser to loosen three layers of the cornea. The opening has a length of about 20 mm and the shape of a horseshoe. Then the flap is turned, like a page, so that the laser can treat the exposed tissue.

With the ReLEx®SMILE treatment, a kind of lens is made under the surface of the cornea with the VisuMax laser. The surgeon then uses the laser to make a small opening (2-4 mm) in the cornea to remove the lens. This reduces the risk of complications. Because the ReLEx® SMILE treatment creates only a small incision with the laser, much less nerves are disrupted in the cornea, which greatly reduces the risk of dry eyes after the treatment.

Otto Wolter