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Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction: A Review

Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and Small-Incision Lenticule... Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/04/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction: A Review Nathalie P.Y. Chiam, MMed and Jodhbir S. Mehta, PhD y Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a popular refractive Purpose: Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and small-incision lenti- procedure. A flap is first created with a microkeratome or a cule extraction (SMILE) are popular refractive surgeries. The objective femtosecond laser, after which an excimer laser is used to ablate refractive outcomes of LASIK and SMILE have been studied extensively; the cornea stromal bed. Refractive lenticule extraction is a newer both procedures have comparable safety, efficacy, and predictability. refractive procedure. The procedure was first introduced as femto- However, owing to various psychosocial factors, refractive patients may second lenticule extraction (FLEx, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG), where report dissatisfaction despite good postoperative vision. Hence the impor- a femtosecond laser is used to create a flap and cut out an underlying tance of studies on subjective patient-reported outcomes. This review stromal lenticule. The lenticule is then removed by reflecting the discusses the role of psychometric-technique-based validated question- flap. Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE, Carl Zeiss Med- naires when evaluating subjective outcomes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology Wolters Kluwer Health

Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction: A Review

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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/04/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes of Laser In Situ Keratomileusis and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction: A Review Nathalie P.Y. Chiam, MMed and Jodhbir S. Mehta, PhD y Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a popular refractive Purpose: Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and small-incision lenti- procedure. A flap is first created with a microkeratome or a cule extraction (SMILE) are popular refractive surgeries. The objective femtosecond laser, after which an excimer laser is used to ablate refractive outcomes of LASIK and SMILE have been studied extensively; the cornea stromal bed. Refractive lenticule extraction is a newer both procedures have comparable safety, efficacy, and predictability. refractive procedure. The procedure was first introduced as femto- However, owing to various psychosocial factors, refractive patients may second lenticule extraction (FLEx, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG), where report dissatisfaction despite good postoperative vision. Hence the impor- a femtosecond laser is used to create a flap and cut out an underlying tance of studies on subjective patient-reported outcomes. This review stromal lenticule. The lenticule is then removed by reflecting the discusses the role of psychometric-technique-based validated question- flap. Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE, Carl Zeiss Med- naires when evaluating subjective outcomes.

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The Asia-Pacific Journal of OphthalmologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Sep 1, 2019

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