What does SmartSurf treat?

SmartSurf, or Trans-Epithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy, is the most advanced technology in the PRK procedure. It is a laser eye surgery that reshapes the cornea to improve vision.

Unlike traditional PRK, where the epithelial layer of the cornea is removed manually, SmartSurf utilizes a laser to remove this outer layer, eliminating the need for painful and complicated surgical instruments. This results in a more precise and comfortable procedure with faster recovery times.

During SmartSurf, a computer-guided excimer laser precisely reshapes the cornea based on the patient’s unique prescription. Imagine your eye as a camera lens. The cornea is reshaped during the procedure, helping light focus perfectly onto the retina and giving you clearer vision. It’s a quick outpatient process, approximately taking just a few minutes per eye.

What is SmartSurf?

SmartSurf, or Trans-Epithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy, is the most advanced technology in the PRK procedure. It is a laser eye surgery that reshapes the cornea to improve vision.

Unlike traditional PRK, where the epithelial layer of the cornea is removed manually, SmartSurf utilizes a laser to remove this outer layer, eliminating the need for painful and complicated surgical instruments. This results in a more precise and comfortable procedure with faster recovery times.

During SmartSurf, a computer-guided excimer laser precisely reshapes the cornea based on the patient’s unique prescription. Imagine your eye as a camera lens. The cornea is reshaped during the procedure, helping light focus perfectly onto the retina and giving you clearer vision. It’s a quick outpatient process, approximately taking just a few minutes per eye.

Benefits of SmartSurf

Accuracy

SmartSurf provides highly precise vision correction, specifically designed to cater to each patient’s prescription.

Quick Recovery Time

SmartSurf offers faster recovery times compared to traditional PRK.

Permanent Vision Improvement

SmartSurf offers permanent vision correction. This reduces or eliminates the need for prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.

No Flap Creation

Unlike LASIK, SmartSurf does not involve creating a corneal flap. This reduces the risk of flap-related complications.

Best for Thin Corneas

SmartSurf is a suitable procedure for patients with thin corneas who may not be eligible for LASIK.

How Is SmartSurf Done?

Step 1. SmartSurf Preparation

Before the SmartSurf procedure, the patient’s eyes are numbed with anesthetic drops. This is to ensure comfort throughout the procedure.

Step 2. Epithelial Removal

During SmartSurf, the epithelial layer of the cornea is removed using an excimer laser.

Step 3. Corneal Reshaping

Once the outer layer of the cornea is removed, the excimer laser reshapes the underlying corneal tissue based on the patient’s prescription.

Step 4. Post-Operation Recovery

After the quick procedure, the patient’s eyes may feel a slight discomfort. Patients are advised to take the first few hours of post-operation rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is SmartSurf painful?

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The SmartSurf procedure is performed under anesthesia, so patients typically experience only minimal discomfort during the surgery.

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How long does it take to recover from SmartSurf?

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Most patients experience improved vision within a few weeks after the SmartSurf procedure. A full recovery is expected within three months.

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Am I a candidate for SmartSurf?

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The SmartSurf procedure is for patients with refractive errors such as nearsightedness or myopia, farsightedness or hyperopia, and astigmatism. SmartSurf may also be suitable for patients with dry eyes or thin corneas, or those who are not eligible for LASIK. Moreover, a comprehensive eye evaluation is needed to determine if you are eligible for the SmartSurf procedure.

Embrace the vision you deserve

Whether you’re considering vision correction or seeking alternatives to traditional refractive procedures, our eye experts at Lasik Surgery Clinic will guide you.

Don’t let blurry eyesight hold you back! Embrace the vision you deserve with SmartSurf at the Lasik Surgery Clinic.