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Types of Smile eye surgery procedure types

SMILE Procedure TypesDescription
Standard SMILEThe standard SMILE procedure involves creating a small incision on the cornea and using a laser to create a lenticule.
ReLEx SMILEReLEx SMILE (Refractive Lenticule Extraction SMILE) is a variation of SMILE that uses a femtosecond laser for the surgery.
TransPRK SMILETransPRK SMILE combines the principles of TransPRK (Trans-Epithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy) with SMILE surgery.
Enhanced SMILEEnhanced SMILE refers to SMILE procedures that incorporate advanced technologies or techniques to further improve outcomes.


SMILE stands for small lenticule extraction. It is an advanced form of laser vision correction surgery, most suitable for severe myopia. It is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t involve using a blade. The procedure does not involve creating a corneal flap like other laser eye surgeries. Instead, a thin corneal lenticule is created to access the tissues that need to be removed to correct the vision.

This technique delivers excellent results for the treatment of myopia. The effectiveness of the results for hyperopia and astigmatism treatment are yet to be clearly established. If you have severe myopia and want to get clear vision, contact Pristyn Care to undergo SMILE surgery in Hyderabad at a reasonable price.


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Eligibility Criteria for SMILE
  • The individual has a higher degree of myopia (1 D to 10 D).
  • The individual’s cornea is thinner than required for LASIK.
  • The individual has no tolerance for contact lenses.
  • The individual has a mild to moderate risk of getting dry eye syndrome from LASIK.
Benefits of SMILE LASIK
  • SMILE can be performed for all individuals dealing with mild to severe myopia with a high success rate.
  • It is a good option for people who can’t undergo LASIK or other types of laser eye surgery.
  • The procedure doesn’t involve creating a flap. Thus
  • the chances of flap-related complications are diminished.
  • The recovery after SMILE is quick and smooth. The patient experiences less discomfort.
  • The vision improvement rate is 80% within a few hours after the surgery.
  • The risk of dry eyes after SMILE is also minimal as the ocular nerves are not damaged during the procedure.
  • The biomechanical strength of the cornea is not compromised due to the surgery.
  • Unlike other laser eye surgeries, SMILE doesn’t impact the patient’s ability to see clearly in low light.
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Before recommending SMILE surgery to a patient, the eye doctors thoroughly examine the eyes by performing tests like a wavefront analysis, pachymetry test, dry eye test, cycloplegic refraction, and pupil measurement. The results of these tests indicate whether it is safe for an individual to undergo SMILE LASIK.

The steps involved in the procedure are as follows-

  • First, anesthetic drops are used to numb both eyes. This ensures that the patient doesn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.
  • A special type of laser- Carl Zeiss VisuMax laser, is used for the procedure.
  • The laser is activated, and it emits a number of pulses at the center of the cornea.
  • The pulses create tiny bubbles (smaller than 100th of the width of a human hair), and an outline is created for the tissues that need to be removed during the procedure.
  • A small tunnel is created through which the laser pulses are passed to reshape the cornea.
  • The same steps are repeated for the other eye.

The entire procedure takes around 15 to 30 minutes approximately for both eyes. The patient is discharged within a few hours after the procedure after giving them prescription medicines and a recovery guide.

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Why choose Pristyn Care?

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Advanced SMILE Technology

At Pristyn Care, we leverage the specialized SMILE technology to correct refractive errors. The technology is minimally invasive and allows precise correction of the cornea’s shape.


Experienced LASIK Surgeons

Our LASIK surgeons specialize in all techniques of laser eye surgery. They have 10+ years of experience performing all types of LASIK surgery with a success rate of 98% or higher.


Post-Op Care

Pristyn Care provides a recovery guide and multiple post-surgery consultations without additional charges. Our care coordinators will stay in touch to ensure that you have a smooth recovery.


Cost-Effective Treatment

We provide free services that reduce the expense of the treatment at the patient’s end and offer No-Cost EMI service to divide the cost into smaller and easily payable monthly installments.

Frequently Asked Questions about Smile Eye Surgery

How much does SMILE surgery cost in Hyderabad?

The cost of SMILE surgery in Hyderabad ranges from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,20,000 approximately. The final cost of the treatment will vary for each patient due to various factors, such as the surgeon’s fee, diagnostic tests, choice of hospital/clinic, post-op care, etc.

Does health insurance cover SMILE LASIK cost?

Yes, health insurance plans cover the cost of SMILE surgery if the patient has refractive power of 7.5 D or above that. The refractive power below this range won’t be covered by insurance, and you’ll have to pay for the treatment personally. It is advised that you talk to your insurance provider to understand the terms and conditions of the policy.

What are SMILE surgery side effects?

Some potential side effects of SMILE surgery include the following-

  • Debris is left behind
  • Inflammation of the eyes
  • Over or undercorrection
  • Corneal sensitivity
  • Clouded vision

How long is SMILE LASIK surgery recovery?

The visual recovery after SMILE takes around 2-3 hours to 2-3 days. The full healing of the cornea will take around 2-3 weeks. However, vision stabilization might take around 3 to 6 months.

What is the difference between LASIK and SMILE?

The key difference between LASIK and SMILE is the creation of the flap. In LASIK, the flap creation is essential to access the corneal tissues for modifications. In SMILE, instead of creating a flap, a lenticule is extracted to access and modify the corneal tissues.

Undergo ReLEx SMILE Surgery in Hyderabad for Effective Vision Improvement

SMILE surgery is one of the latest advancements in laser eye surgeries for vision correction. It is a bladeless procedure where the corneal surface cells are hardly disturbed. The lenticule creation technique is a much better option for people who don’t qualify for standard LASIK or other forms of refractive surgeries.

It is a high-precision technique that helps people to get rid of spectacles for the long term in a minimally invasive manner. If you are prone to dry eyes and have a thin cornea, get in touch with Pristyn Care and undergo SMILE surgery in Hyderabad. We provide treatment at a reasonable price under the care of expert eye surgeons.

Benefits of Choosing Pristyn Care for SMILE Surgery in Hyderabad

Being a leading healthcare provider, Pristyn Care provides holistic care to the patients. Whether you are undergoing SMILE surgery or any other procedure, with us, you will get the following-

  • Treatment under the care of highly experienced eye surgeons with a specialization in SMILE.
  • 24×7 assistance from our medical care coordinators for all treatment-related formalities.
  • Assistance with insurance documentation and claim process.
  • Free pick-and-drop service on the day of surgery to and from the hospital.
  • Flexible payment options, such as cash, cheques, credit cards, etc., allow patients to choose a convenient payment mode.
  • Financing service through No-Cost EMI to divide the treatment cost into monthly installments.
  • Multiple post-surgery consultations without any additional charges.

We make the treatment journey easy and comfortable for all our patients. To learn more about our services, give us a call or fill out the “Book Appointment” form.

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    SMILE LASIK at Pristyn Care was the best decision I made for my vision! The team was caring and professional, and they made me feel comfortable throughout the process. The SMILE LASIK procedure was quick and painless, and the results are remarkable. I'm so grateful to Pristyn Care for freeing me from the constant dependency on glasses. Highly recommended!

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