On October 5, 2018, the FDA announced Premarket Approval for ReLex SMILE treatment for patients with astigmatism. Dr. Haddad was the first surgeon in Michigan to perform this state of the art procedure, and we’re excited that now more patients will be able to have this treatment! SMILE is bladeless and flapless, and utilizes our high-precision femptosecond laser, the Visumax, to create a lenticule inside the cornea and access the treatment area all in one step.
We’ve been waiting patiently to announce this news, but we can’t wait any more! Worldwide, more than 1.5 MILLION successful SMILE treatments have already been performed. The procedure was first approved back in 2016, and Dr. Haddad has been at the forefront of this technological advance from the beginning. Dr. Haddad hass performed around 300 of these procedures to date–that’s 300 smiling faces. Now we’re excited to say that having a refractive error like astigmatism won’t hold you back from the latest advances in vision correction!
You’ll love SMILE! It’s minimally invasive, with a rapid recovery, and even less discomfort. We’re so excited that we can extend this amazing technology to more patients than before, and we can’t wait to use it to make you 20/Happy!