SMILE procedure

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.
Opportunities and challenges in the world of ophthalmology in 2018As another year comes to an end, five members of Ophthalmology Times Europe’s Editorial Advisory Board reflect and share their perspectives on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for ophthalmologists in 2018, whilst also considering the potential challenges.
PRK enhancement after SMILE favorable after short follow-upSurface ablation performed with mitomycin-C (MMC) seems to be a safe and effective technique for treating residual refractive error after myopic SMILE, said Martin Dirisamer, MD.
Long-term observation of SMILE gives better myopia prognosisLong-term observation of SMILE reveals high stability at various degrees of correction of myopia. This allows surgeons who apply this method of treatment to give patients a long-term prognosis.
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.
Exploring laser vision correction for myopia with/without astigmatismA prospective masked study enrolling eyes with low to moderate myopia with or without astigmatism found significantly better efficacy, safety, and predictability with wavefront-guided LASIK compared with small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).
Understanding pros, cons of the latest corneal refractive procedureIn a timely talk at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2016, Sunil Shah, MD, made a case for why refractive surgeons might want to consider this minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure.
Will the SMILE procedure replace LASIK?
Will the SMILE procedure replace LASIK?The femtosecond laser has brought many significant advances to eye surgery. For more than a decade, it has been used to create lamellar corneal flaps for laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), and more recently this laser is used to precisely perform several steps in cataract surgery.
What you should know about SMILE and wavefront guided LASIKFindings of a literature review highlight the need for more studies to compare SMILE and WFG LASIK for treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism.