Dr. Rupal Shah to speak on LASIK and ReLEx smile at Focus 2013 meeting in Mumbai

Dr. Rupal Shah will give a keynote address on her journey with ReLEx smile at the annual meeting of the Bombay Ophthalmologists Association (BOA), titled Focus 2013 to be held in Mumbai from August 3-5. She will also speak on Laser Blended Vision, a special LASIK option for those above the age of 40, and she will speak on Combined Corneal Cross Linking with Topo-LINK LASIK during the meeting.

Dr. Rupal Shah, Group Medical Director of New Vision Laser Centers-Centre for Sight is one of the leading refractive eye surgeons of India. She has personally performed more than 30000 LASIK procedures. She practices in both Mumbai and Vadodara. She has also trained more than 1000 eye surgeons on the LASIK technique, and many doctors performing ReLEx smile around the world have first seen her performing the procedure.


Where is ReLEx smile offered?

Where is ReLEx smile offered in India?

ReLEx smile is offered by New Vision Laser Centers-Centre for Sight at our Mumbai LASIK Center, our Hyderabad LASIK Center, and our Vadodara LASIK Center. In addition, our parent company, Centre for Sight offers ReLEx smile in Delhi.

We have so much faith in the ReLEx smile procedure that Dr. Syed Maaz, Chief Consultant (Andhra Pradesh) and the Senior Consultant in our Hyderabad LASIK Center has undergone ReLEx smile himself.

Our Clinical Director, Dr. Rupal Shah, has performed more than 3000 ReLEx smile procedures, more than any other doctor in the world. She has been one of the pioneers of the procedure worldwide.


Dr. Rupal Shah awarded Best Paper of Session

Dr. Rupal Shah awarded Best Paper of Session

Dr. Rupal Shah was invited as a speaker at the Carl Zeiss European-Middle East-Africa User Meeting on refractive lasers held on June 1, 2013 at Majorca, Spain. She spoke on ReLEx smile-Learnings from Clinical and Scientific Studies. She gave an overview of all the experience gained from ReLEx smile studies through the last 5 years at New Vision Laser Centers-Centre for Sight. Her talk highlighted the advantages of ReLEx smile, including its beneficial effects on Stability, Dry Eyes and Corneal Strength. Dr. Shah was the only Indian invited to this primarily European-Middle East Meeting.

Dr. Rupal Shah was awarded Best Paper of Session by the organizers for her talk.

Dr. Rupal Shah practises LASIK at our LASIK Mumbai and LASIK Vadodara centers. At both our Vadodara and Mumbai centers, she also offers ReLEx smile as a premium alternative to LASIK.

Below is the program of the meeting:

9:15 AM Session 1
Customized Refractive
Laser Treatment
Chair: Guldenfels
PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision: scientific concept and proof
Short experience of presbyopic correction with Laser Blended Vision & PRESBYOND in our refractive surgery centern
Presby treatments with MEL 80 and PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision
PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision – One year clinical experiences and results
Expansion of patient base and treatment potential with Laser Blended Vision

10:30 AM Session 2
Other aspects
in Refractive Surgery
Chair: Reinstein
Refractive surgery in airmen current requirements
The facts and physics of why only the VisuMax can cut with same or better-than excimer laser precision in cornea
ReLEx smile at 160 microns cap thickness
Evaluation of intrastromal corneal ring segments implantation by femtosecond laser for the management of keratoconus
Advanced outcomes with a new ablation profile

11:40 AM Session 3 (part 1)
ReLEx flex and smile
in Refractive Surgery
Chair: Hjortdal
ReLEx smile: The advantages over LASIK or PRK by leaving the anterior cornea intact
In vivo biomechanical studies of the cornea after LASIK, ReLEx flex and smile
Femto-LASIK (VisuMax & MEL 80) versus ReLEx smile
ReLEx versus Femto-LASIK: Interface, keratocyte morphology and nerve fiber recovery
Topographic Treatment Zone Centration: Comparison between ReLEx smile and Femto-LASIK
Results with ReLEx smile in case of high cylinders

1:40 PM Session 3 (part 2)
ReLEx flex and smile
in Refractive Surgery
Chair: Hjortdal
Learning from clinical and scientific studies
Options for ReLEx smile enhancement
Enhancement options after primary ReLEx smile
First results in nerve fiber and biochemical properties changes – ReLEx smile vs. Femto-LASIK

3:00 PM Session 4
Practice Management
Chair: Wiltfang
Why more and more patients prefer ReLEx smile
EXPERT VISION CENTER – Our concept for success
How I run a successful practice
80% Femto-LASIK vs. 20% PRK – How did we reach this in a very price sensitive market


Dr Rupal Shah performed live ReLEx smile Lasik eye surgery

Live ReLEx smile LASIK eye surgery

At the annual meeting of the Delhi Opthalmological Society (DOS) held in April 2013. She performed the ReLEx smile LASIK eye surgery from Centre for Sight’s Safdarjung Enclave Clinic.

Later, she also spoke on ReLEx smile LASIK Eye Surgery and Bladeless LASIK, and also co-chaired a session on refractive surgery

First Advanced LASIK Course held in Mumbai

Advanced LASIK Course

March 14, 2012: LaseRx /New Vision Laser Centers successfully concluded the first advanced LASIK Course course in Mumbai. Intended for doctors who already perform LASIK routinely, the course covered topics like Femto-LASIK (Bladeless LASIK), ReLEx smile, topographically customized and wavefront customized LASIK, and LASIK for presbyopia.

The course was attended by eminent doctors of Mumbai, and the faculty consisted of Dr. Rupal Shah and Mr. Samir Shah

Dr. Rupal Shah presented data on ReLEx smile at ESCRS, Milan

Data on ReLEx smile presented at ESCRS 2012

During the ESCRS meeting held in Milan in September 2012, Dr. Rupal Shah presented her latest data on ReLEx smile procedure during an instruction course.

During her well received presentation, she could highlight some of the benefits of the ReLEx smile procedure, as compared to LASIK, and also reassure the audience as to the future of refractive surgery lying with the ReLEx smile procedure. The data on ReLEx smile presented clearly indicated its superior efficacy and stability compared with femto lasik.

Dr. Rupal Shah has the largest series of data on ReLEx smile, since she has been a pioneer of the technique, and has the performed the highest number of ReLEx smile procedures in the world.

Dr. Rupal Shah presented data on smile surgery in Vienna

SMILE Surgery data presented in Vienna

As part of the satellite meetings organized during the annual meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Society  held in Vienna, Austria in September 2011, Dr Rupal Shah presented her latest results on  SMILE surgery

She has performed the highest number of the unique  smile surgery procedures in the world.