SMILE Surgery

SMILE – Best in vision correction

Refractive surgery has come a long way. Advancements have revolutionized vision correction procedures. Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is the latest spectacle removal surgery. SMILE also known as Relex SMILE uses femto second laser. This procedure is minimally invasive & blade free. In this technique, femto second laser is used to create a corneal lenticule which is then removed from a 2-4 mm tiny incision.

SMILE surgery for refractive errors

Excellent results have been obtained with SMILE for the treatment of myopia. SMILE has been approved by the US FDA for correction of myopia upto 8 dioptres & cylinders upto 0.5 dioptres. Treatment of hyperopia & pure cylindrical numbers have still not been approved by the US FDA.



  • Bladeless

  • Tissue saving

  • Small incision 2-4 mm

  • Reduced chances of dry eye

  • Better biomechanical stability of cornea

  • Highest quality vision

STEPS of SMILE procedure

  • Doctor will put anaesthetic drops in your eyes.

  • A speculum is then applied to keep your eye open.

  • Femto second laser is then applied to create a thin, circular lenticule of your spectacle power.

  • The surgeon then removes the lenticule through a tiny 2-4 mm incision.


This procedure usually takes around 10-15 mins. After the surgery you will have to wait in the recovery. You will be examined by the doctor & then the patient is allowed to leave.

Post SMILE surgery recovery

Vision recovery is slow after SMILE surgery. It may take a few weeks to 100% improvement. Also one must be aware that vision may be slightly blur temporarily after the surgery. But you need not worry as gradually it will come back to normal.

Is SMILE surgery safe ?

SMILE surgery has been approved by the US FDA for its safety standards. As per US FDA guidelines, it is safe for patients above 22 yrs of age. Like LASIK, you will undergo evaluation to check for eligibility of surgery.

What is cost of SMILE surgery?

SMILE surgery in Pune may cost between 1-1.3 lac.

Best eye hospital for SMILE surgery in Pune.

Indovision Cataract &Laser Eye Hospital offers all the latest world class surgical procedures for spectacle removal in Pune. Most advanced laser procedures are performed by our laser vision correction experts at affordable cost.

At Indovision Cataract and Laser Eye hospital your vision and the status of your eyes will be evaluated. After complete examination you will be recommended the treatment best suited for your eyes. Every eye is unique in terms of size, dimensions and health. Depending on these factors a personalised treatment plan is created for each patient. We believe in delivery best results to our patients. We provide a combination of best results and latest technologies. Our goal is to bring light to our patients with quality eye care.

We are always adopting innovative technologies to deliver best eyecare. At Indovision, our highly trained ophthalmologists strive to provide sharpest vision using state-of-the-art equipment.

Dr Sarika Sethia is a Gold medallist in ophthalmology. She is also Diplomat of National Board. She has presented oral paper, posters & lectures at various national & international conferences.She has completed many fellowships & training courses in advanced cataract & laser vision correction surgeries. She has worked at post graduate institute as Assistant Professor. She is on panel of prestigious hospitals in Pune like Jehangir hospital, Sanjeevan hospital & Global hospital. Currently she is director at Indovision Cataract & Laser Eye Centre.