small-incision lenticule extraction

Touch-up techniques following SMILEResearch shows that enhancement rates after LASIK range from approximately 7.8% to 20%, with regression of approximately 1 diopter after 10 years.
Epithelial thickness mapping in the care of refractive surgery patientsCorneal epithelial thickness mapping may become an easy and objective tool in the diagnosis of biomechanically unstable corneas and perhaps a multitude of anterior segment disorders.
Femtosecond advances help ODs, patientsOur patients have numerous choices regarding advanced technology and eye care. Advances range from how patients check in for an appointment to what tools a surgeon uses to dissect tissue. They all have their benefits, and all come at a cost.
SMILE procedure brings potential advantages to hyperopic correctionHyperopic SMILE is being investigated in a prospective study. Early outcomes show good efficacy, safety, and predictability along with some interesting differences compared with hyperopic LASIK.
Study: Combined SMILE, CXL safe for keratoconusCombined small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and intrastromal collagen crosslinking (CXL) to treat forme fruste keratoconus is safe, efficient, accurate, predictable, and stable for treating keratoconus for at least 1 year, according to Enrique O. Graue Hernandez, MD, MSc.
Flapless SMILE procedure provides improved optical qualityResults of a study comparing matched groups of eyes undergoing myopic correction by small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) or LASIK show that the optical quality was better and the cornea retained higher tensile strength after the flapless SMILE procedure.