A clear vision is the best gift one can have to enjoy the world filled with vibrant colors, landscapes, and the beauty of nature, along with performing our everyday activities. However, for many, the dependence on spectacles can hinder the experience. This is where modern ophthalmology has offered innovative solutions called SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) to free individuals from the limitations of corrective eyewear.
Remarkable advancements in vision correction techniques
Over the years, the field of ophthalmology has achieved new heights of advancement in vision correction techniques. From the beginning of contact lenses to the more recent development of LASIK and SMILE, all these innovations have aimed to enhance visual clarity and freedom.
SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a laser to create a tiny disc-shaped lenticule within the cornea, which is then removed, reshaping the cornea, and correcting the refractive error. This procedure is distinguished by its precision and safety and its ability to preserve more of the cornea’s natural structure, resulting in a quicker recovery and a reduced risk of dry eye.
Reasons why SMILE may be the right option for you
SMILE is a bladeless, flapless procedure, minimizing discomfort and reducing the risk of complications associated with traditional LASIK surgery.
SMILE reduces the risk of dry eye syndrome, a common side effect of other refractive surgeries.
Patients experience a remarkably fast recovery time, with most returning to their normal activities within a day or two.
The effects of SMILE are stable and long-lasting, providing patients with clear vision for years to come.
Precautions to be taken after SMILE
Make sure someone can drive you home after the surgery because you might not be able to do it yourself.
Use the eye drops your doctor prescribed exactly as instructed.
When you get home, it’s best to rest or take a short nap for the rest of the day.
Your vision might be a bit fuzzy right after the SMILE surgery. But as your eyes heal over the next few days and weeks, your vision will get better.
You can go back to your usual activities after a day or two, but be careful not to get water in your eyes for a few days.
Usually, after SMILE surgery, your vision improves a lot, up to about 80%, within a few hours. It gets even better over the next few weeks. Sometimes, your vision might be a little blurry right after the surgery, but don’t worry; this is normal. If you have any concerns, consult with your doctor.
Dr. Rajiv Bajaj, Pioneering SMILE in Delhi
Freeing yourself from the constraints of spectacles is a priceless gift. Thanks to innovations like SMILE and the expertise of pioneers like Dr. Rajiv Bajaj, individuals can now enjoy visual freedom and clarity without spectacles or eye lenses. To learn more about how SMILE can transform your vision, schedule a consultation with him at the Bajaj Eye Care Centre in Delhi.
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