Cornea Lenticule Extraction for Advanced Refractive-Correction (CLEAR) represents a cutting-edge approach to correcting Myopia and Astigmatism using laser technology. Similar to the well-known Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), CLEAR utilizes the Femto LDV Z8 femtosecond laser to reshape the cornea, thereby improving vision.

In contrast to traditional LASIK or PRK procedures, CLEAR preserves the integrity of the cornea’s top layers. Instead, the laser generates two thin bubble layers within the stromal layer, forming a disc-shaped piece of corneal tissue known as the lenticule. The surgeon then gently removes this lenticule through a small incision, permanently altering the cornea’s shape and enhancing visual acuity.

Notably, CLEAR benefits from Ziemer’s Z8 Femtosecond laser, offering enhanced centration and rotation adjustment capabilities compared to SMILE.

This innovative procedure is particularly advantageous for individuals prone to Dry Eye or ineligible for LASIK. Additionally, its quicker visual recovery time makes it an appealing option for those eager to resume their daily activities shortly after surgery.

As advancements in laser eye surgery continue to evolve, procedures like CLEAR demonstrate the potential for bladeless techniques and shorter, safer recovery periods, making them increasingly popular choices for vision correction. While CLEAR shares similarities with SMILE, its distinct advantages make it a promising option for those seeking optimal visual outcomes.


Benefits and Highlights:

    • Comparable to SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)
    • Ideal for individuals with Dry Eye concerns
    • Appropriate for candidates unsuitable for LASIK
    • Swift recovery period Advantages and Highlights:
    • Absence of corneal flap
    • Eliminates concerns about flap dislocation
    • Reduced risk of post-refractive surgery dry eye
    • Minimal tissue damage
    • Fewer side effects
    • Reduced inflammatory response facilitates rapid visual recovery