Best clinics of Relex Smile in Turkey

People who do not see well from a close or far away distances encounter many problems in everyday life such as computer work, sports, driving ... They are forced to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct vision. Fortunately, this is a thing of the past because laser eye surgery has made it possible to permanently treat eye abnormalities: the Relex Smile in Istanbul.

Who is this procedure for?
  • Healthy people with stable visual acuity for one year
  • Patients with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism
  • Patients wishing to get rid of glasses and contact lenses
Side effects
  • Dry eye
  • Visual blurs
Alternative treatments
  • Relex Smile
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • About 20 minutes for both eyes
Recovery time
  • Back to daily activities the day after the operation
  • Removal of glasses or contact lenses immediately after the operation
  • Full recovery after one month
Success rate
  • 99%

All about Relex Smile in Turkey: Cost & Review

Laser eye surgery, Relex (Refractive Lenticule Extraction) Smile (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction), is a new technique for treating myopia and astigmatism in Istanbul. It is performed in a small number of eye clinics and uses the latest scientific developments in laser eye surgery. Relex Smile in Istanbul is different to other types of laser treatments in that it does not cut the corneal flap (Cover).

Process of Relex SMILE intervention in Turkey & Istanbul

The intervention of Relex Smile lasts 20 minutes and performed under local anesthesia in 3 steps:

  • Step 1: The surgeon cuts the lenticule with the Visumax femtosecond laser. This will provide the shape and volume needed to correct visual acuity.
  • Step 2: The surgeon removes the corneal disk through the narrow tunnel without touching the superficial layers of the cornea.
  • step3: the elimination of the thin layer of corneal tissue which aims to reshape the cornea. It modifies the way of light filtering by the cornea and therefore the correction of the eye.

After the operation Relex Smile, a rest of 3 or 4 hours with closed eyes is strongly requested. Also, the patient should be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic care.

The advantages of the Intervention in Vision Correction

The goal of this refractive surgery is to correct your shortsightedness, astigmatism, or both, to ameliorate your vision. After this refractive surgery, you may get rid of your eyeglasses or contact lenses.

The Relex SMILE procedure eliminates all the disadvantages of other laser procedures and has several advantages:

  • Possible treatment for anyone suffering from dry eyes with rapid healing thus limiting the risk of infection.
  • .Quick and safe treatment: there is no risk of loss or removal of the hood after the operation. It is carried out in a few minutes and the person can continue his activities the next day.
  • Precise operation: the Visumax femtosecond laser works exactly in the micrometer range which facilitates the surgeon's work.

This procedure is harmless because of the Femtosecond optical device used to make a 3D representation of the defected eye. ReLEx SMILE is also approved by the american FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

ReLEx SMILE vs LASIK

LASIK is one of the first laser eye surgeries that aim to remodel the cornea. Adding to that, this procedure works for all types of visual defects (ametropia). SMILE is a newer laser-guided procedure with fewer complications. It is even minimally invasive comparing to LASIK, but it’s only suitable for people with myopia and astigmatism.

What are the contraindications for this refractive surgery?

This laser-guided eye surgery is contraindicated for people with:

  • Unstable visual defects;
  • Disease that can cause poor healing;
  • immoderate cicatrization or keyloid formation (raised scars);
  • Cornea lesions or disease (such as keratoconus);
  • Unstable glaucoma;
  • Cataract;
  • Unstable diabetes;
  • Previous eye disease or eye surgery;
  • Recurrent eye infections;
  • Or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Your ophthalmologist can inform you about other alternatives of this laser-guided eye surgery in case you are can't undergo SMILE prcedure.

To decide whether you are a candidate for this procedure, your ophthalmologist will execute some eye exams before the surgery including:

  • First, the eye doctor will check the overall health of your eyes;
  • Then, he will measure your cornea;
  • After that, he will the size of your pupil;
  • Finally, the eye doctor will measure your shortsightedness and astigmatism.

ReLEx SMILE Cost in Turkey & Istanbul: Price & Review

The price of a Relex Smile depends on the clinic or the hospital. You can request your free quote and specify your state of health to get a free customized estimation of the cost of your eye surgery in the best clinics and hospitals partner with Turquie Santé. We will help you find you the cheapest prices for your laser eye surgery and cosmetic surgeries in Turkey and Istanbul,based on a real review.

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DUNYAGOZ ETILER  0
  • Network of 25 Clinics in Ophthalmology
  • 2 Clinics in Germany and 1 in Amsterdam
  • 96,000 patients in 2017
Certifications:
Joint Commission International
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO 9001:2008

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MEMORIAL Ataşehir  1
  •  Multi-specialty hospital with 143 beds
  •  Appreciated and recognized medical personnel
  •  Founded in 2008
Certifications:
Joint Commission International
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
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MEMORIAL Şişli  2
MEMORIAL Şişli
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Grand Hospital founded in 1999
  • 200 Beds
  • 53,000 square meters

 

Certifications:
Joint Commission International
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HISAR INTERCONTINENTAL  3
  • Multispecialized hospital
  • 7 operating rooms
  • Capacity é of 170 beds
Certifications:
Joint Commission International
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
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NET GOZ cheap price Relex Smile 4
  • Clinic specializing in Ophthalmology
  • Famous surgeons
  • Good satisfaction rates
Certifications:
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EKOL HOSPITAL  5
  • Multispecialized hospital
  • Hospital founded in 2007
  • Very good reputation in ENT department
Certifications:
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DUNYAGOZ ATAKOY cheap price Relex Smile 6

Certifications:
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HIZMET By Memorial cheap price Relex Smile 7
HIZMET By Memorial
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Multi-specialty hospital of good reputation
  • 7 operating rooms
  • Capacity of 77 beds
Certifications:
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DUNYAGOZ ANKARA  8
  • Network of 25 Clinics in Ophthalmology
  • 2 Clinics in Germany and 1 in Amsterdam
  • 96,000 patients in 2017
Certifications:
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO 9001:2008

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MEMORIAL ANKARA  9
MEMORIAL ANKARA
Ankara, Turkey
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  • Member of the American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • Capacity of 230 beds
  • The best hospital in Ankara
Certifications:
Joint Commission International
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MEMORIAL Bahçelievler  10
  • Ultra Modern New Hospital
  • Multispecialized hospital
  • VIP class
Certifications:
Joint Commission International
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