Stressless. It’s touchless.
SmartSurfACE – the smoother way.

SmartSurfACE is an innovative eye laser surgery method that works without touching the eye. It combines the benefits of touch-free TransPRK surface treatment with innovative SmartPulse technology. The result is clear vision, with none of the side effects possible with other methods. This touch-free laser vision correction is non-invasive, safe, gentle and stressless. It’s an easy way to enter the world of better vision.

BENEFITS

TOUCH-FREE

In SmartSurfACE there is no contact with the eye. Vision is precisely corrected through the top layer of the cornea – no blade, no flap, no suction of the eye, and no cutting into the cornea.

SAFE

Laser treatment is done at the surface of the cornea. No cut is made into the cornea, meaning no cut or flap complications. This non-invasive procedure offers the highest safety in terms of corneal stability, meaning higher long-term safety for the patient.

STRESSLESS

This eye laser surgery is performed in just one step with just one laser, the SCHWIND AMARIS excimer laser. This provides shorter treatment time.

THE SMARTSURFACE WOW EFFECT

SmartPulse technology gives an impressively smooth corneal surface. As a result, patients experience a wow effect in their vision right after the treatment. The healing process is faster and vision improves notably faster than with conventional surface treatments.

SmartPulse Technologie

What do patients say about Schwind SmartSurfACE?

Huge improvement in quality of life

Huge improvement in quality of life

For reasons of safety, SmartSurfACE was the only option, since the treatment doesn’t require a flap. The procedure was over before I knew it, and there was no pain. I felt the laser beam only as a light breath of wind on the eye. My new vision is a huge improvement in quality of life. My eyes are no longer dry and tired in the evenings. And I no longer have to plan what activities I’ll take contacts, care products or glasses to, whether for work, family time or sport.

My chosen method

My chosen method

I’m an optician, and so in my search for the best type of eye surgery I read through the Internet and asked colleagues for advice. I confess that I was nervous despite all the advice and information, but all my fears were groundless. The procedure took just a few minutes, and the result was amazing after just a few days. SmartSurfACE is my chosen method. It doesn’t need a cornea flap, so it’s extra safe.

I was impressed by the clinical outcomes

I was impressed by the clinical outcomes

I had my nearsightedness corrected with SmartSurfACE. While researching types of eye surgery I was particularly impressed by the clinical results, and my doctor’s advice clinched it. The procedure wasn’t painful at all, although I was pretty nervous. It was over in what seemed like just a few minutes. I really benefit from it in sports. Basketball is my favorite sport and I can enjoy it now without annoying corrective lenses.

SmartSurfACE treatment

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Eye surgeons use the laws of physics in eye laser surgery. They correct the refractive power of the eye in such a way that light reaches the retina in proper focus without visual aids. Lasik has been the most common treatment up until now.

Now there is a non-invasive, soft, gentle surface eye laser surgery method.  In SmartSurfACE vision correction is done touch-free – bladeless, flapless, and without suction of the eye.

Vorraussetzungen

SmartSurfACE is suitable for all eye laser surgery candidates. It is especially ideal for active and athletic people who do contact sports, water sports or air sports. It is also suitable for professions where sharp vision is needed, such as pilots and policemen. SmartSurfACE can be used for hyperopia and myopia treatment as well as astigmatism treatment.

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The surface of the cornea is shaped using the latest laser technology. Softly and without touching, the SCHWIND AMARIS laser corrects vision precisely, through the top layer of the cornea (epithelium). A contact lens remains on the eye for three or four days until the epithelium has regenerated. The treatment is painless, and modelling the cornea itself takes less than a minute.

SmartSurfACE provides more biomechanical preservation and cornea stability, because unlike with conventional refractive surgery methods the treatment takes place directly on the cornea surface. It also has very little effect on tear film production. This makes SmartSurfACE ideal for patients with dry eyes or contact lens intolerance.

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Three to four days after SmartSurf ACE treatment the epithelium is closed and vision already very good. After a short time vision is absolutely equal to that achieved with LASIK. However, with SmartSurfACE the healing process is much faster than with conventional PRK and LASEK treatment methods.

Is SmartSurfACE the right choice for me?

What eye surgeons say about SmartSurfACE

  • The AMARIS platform abilities have established this system at the forefront for therapeutic corneal laser treatments. The latest advance has been the introduction of a new spot overlap algorithm (SmartPulse) giving a smoother surface with faster healing capabilities. Patients and surgeons like SmartSurfACE – the most comfortable no touch ablation technique - because it is quick and easy to do. In routine refractive correction, SmartSurfACE technology challenges the dominance of interfacial modalities such as LASIK and SMILE.

    Bruce Allan, MD
    Bruce Allan, MD UK
  • SmartSurfACE  is a no touch, all-laser procedure that has helped my patients feel better during and see appreciably better in the first few weeks after, compared with conventional aspheric PRK. My patients have been able to resume office work and enjoy performing their daily activities much earlier with SmartSurfACE and with only a few days delay compared to LASIK. It has also been a true savior when LASIK fails, consistently providing the great and fast results the patients were expecting to get.

    Dr. Shady Awwad, MD
    Dr. Shady Awwad, MD Lebanon
  • I saw patients with pain and discomfort after the PRK procedure, so I changed to LASIK surgery. I had to do with many complications like incomplete flaps, button holes or dislocated flaps. With the combination of TransPRK and SmartPulse, I can offer my patients a real no-touch procedure with much less pain especially using Mytomicin C, a very smooth corneal surface and a fast recovery, especially  of visual acuity. SmartSurfACE, at least in my practice, can compete with LASIK. We are very happy with it.

    Dr. Marcelo Fonseca, MD
    Dr. Marcelo Fonseca, MD Brasil
  • With SmartSurfACE we have an excellent technique to treat hyperopia using surface ablation, particularly for optical zone sizes larger than 6.7mm (up to 7.5mm) and total ablation zones of up to 9.2 mm. The biggest advantage is the surface quality after the laser treatment (three times smoother than after conventional PRK) and the quick visual recovery even in hyperopic eyes. At the contact lens removal eyes are seeing in average 20/32 or better.

    Dr. Emilio Juarez, MD
    Dr. Emilio Juarez, MD Spain
  • The recovery is even faster than LASIK on the first day. After two days, patients can read phones, check computer monitors and do many other things. After 4-5 days, when the contact lenses come out, the patients can drive again their car without glasses and they easily achieve 20/40 or better. So the wow effect has come back to refractive surgery. The patients are happy, the surgeons are happy because there are no complications from LASIK or flaps or lenticule. It’s truly stressless surgery – a paradigm shift in refractive surgery. SmartSurf is the way to go.

    Dr. David Lin, MD
    Dr. David Lin, MD Canada
  • Meanwhile 90 % of laser eye treatments are performed in our clinic with SmartSurfACE. The biggest advantage is the smoother surface after the laser treatment and the quick visual recovery. In 80 % of cases patients see 20/25 or better binocularly on day 4 after removal of the contact lens.  Predictability and efficacy is extraordinary so that less than 1 % of eyes need a second treatment. Furthermore, our workflow has been optimised using SmartSurfACE. The whole procedure takes about 7 minutes for both eyes.

    Dr. Diego de Ortueta, MD
    Dr. Diego de Ortueta, MD Germany
  • The AMARIS laser includes SmartPulse technology, what basically means, that it is smooth over the corneal surface. This is especially important, when you are doing treatments with what is called transepithelial PRK. TransPRK originally is done in a two-step procedure by other lasers. SmartSurfACE (TransPRK and SmartPulse Technology) removes the epithelium and treats the corneal shape all in one step. This makes it very simple. There is no hyperopic shift, there is no inconsistency in the myopic correction. SmartSurf is also very, very good for treatment of difficult cases. Cases with scars, cases with irregular corneas, and SmartSurfACE guided by corneal wavefront treatment is the best for treating difficult cases.

    Dr. Jerry Tan, MD
    Dr. Jerry Tan, MD Singpore
  • Today, SmartSurfACE (TransPRK and SmartPulse) constitutes about 35% of our refractive practice compared to  years ago when less than 1% of cases where treated - thanks to the new ablation pattern called SmartPulse providing a very big improvement in the smoothness of the corneal surface. We achieved optimal optical outcomes and we were also able to add several new patient target groups to our practice: those with thinner corneas, those without keratoconus but with unusual topographies, patients scared of the microkeratome.

    Dr. José Miguel Varas, MD
    Dr. José Miguel Varas, MD Ecuador

SmartSurfACE video statements

Dr. Marcelo Fonseca

Marcelo Fonseca, Laserview, Curitiba – Brasil

„I saw patients with pain and discomfort after the PRK procedure, so I changed to LASIK surgery. I had to do with many complications like incomplete flaps, button holes or dislocated flaps. SmartSurfACE, at least in my practice, can compete with LASIK. We are very happy with it.“

Dr. David Lin

David Lin, MD, Pacific Eye Laser Centre, Vancouver – Canada*

„The patients are happy, the surgeons are happy because it’s less stress and no complications from LASIK or flaps or lenticule. It’s truly stressless surgery – a paradigm shift in refractive surgery. SmartSurfACE is the way to go.“

*recorded by MingWang Medicals, China

Dr. Diego de Ortueta

Diego de Ortueta, MD, Aurelios Eye Clinic Recklinghausen – Germany*

„At our clinic more than 90% of cases are currently performed with SmartSurf ACE (TransPRK and SmartPulse Technology). I’m happy because the results are very predictable and the safety is very high.“

*recorded by MingWang Medicals, China

Dr. Jerry Tan

Jerry Tan, MD, Jerry Tan Eye Surgery – Singapore*

„SmartSurfACE (TransPRK and SmartPulse Technology) removes the epithelium and treats the corneal shape all in one step. This makes it very simple. There is no hyperopic shift, there is no inconsistency in the myopic correction.“

*recorded by MingWang Medicals, China

Dr. José Miguel Varas

Dr. José Miguel Varas, Centro Oftálmico Varas Samaniego, Guayaquil – Ecuador

„Today, SmartSurfACE (TransPRK and SmartPulse) constitutes about 35% of our refractive practice compared to  years ago when less than 1% of cases where treated – thanks to the new ablation pattern called SmartPulse providing a very big improvement in the smoothness of the corneal surface. “

SCHWIND SmartSurfACE Methode

SmartSurfACE

The only touch-free eye laser surgery

SmartSurfACE is the non-invasive, gentle, safe, stressless alternative to FemtoLASIK and lenticular extraction.

The excimer laser ablates the tissue through the top corneal layer (epithelium) in one step, without touching. The epithelium regrows.

Femto LASIK

FemtoLASIK*

A corneal flap is prepared by a femtosecond laser and folded aside. The tissue is then ablated with an excimer laser. The flap is folded back, and adheres on its own.

Method Lenticular Extraction

Lenticular extraction*

The femtosecond laser creates a lenticule inside the cornea and prepares a peripheral incision. After the laser procedure, the lenticule is removed through the small incision.

Ablation techniques

Ablation techniques*

A comparison of ablation techniques. Unlike in other methods, with SmartSurfACE the treatment takes place directly on the corneal surface.

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