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History and Results; Indications and Contraindications of SMILE, Compared With LASIK

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History and Results; Indications and Contraindications of SMILE, Compared With LASIK

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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2162-0989
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2475-5028
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10.1097/01.APO.0000580132.98159.fa
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/01/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE History and Results; Indications and Contraindications of SMILE, Compared With LASIK Rupal Shah, MS (Ophthalmology) diameter slice of stroma. The thickness of this second slice Abstract: Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a new paradigm was determined by the amount of refractive correction required. for refractive surgery, and was first performed by Sekundo and Blum in The free cap was then placed back on the cornea, and sutured in 2008. It uses only a femtosecond laser to carve out a lenticule within the place. In a later variation, instead of a free cap, a hinged flap was corneal stroma, and then achieves refractive correction by extracting the created first, lifted to one side, and then the second cut was lenticule through a small incision. A number of studies have shown that performed on the exposed stroma. The corneal flap was then SMILE leads to stable and efficacious outcomes, combined with high refloated in place, and allowed to heal at the edges, without safety. Long-term studies also indicate that SMILE has excellent outcomes any suturing. combined with high safety. Although relatively safe, SMILE can have some Although lamellar keratoplasty has a

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The Asia-Pacific Journal of OphthalmologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Sep 1, 2019

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