The excimer laser is directly applicated on the corneal surface. These causes a superficial lesion which is painful during 48 to 72 hours postoperatively. Hence, in most cases a protective contact lens is temporally applied. The eye sight stabilises during the following weeks or months.
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction with SMILE is the most recently developed type of laser eye surgery. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that can correct various vision impairments such as nearsightedness and astigmatism.