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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in high myopia: three-year results

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Keratorefractive Surgery Outcomes: Myopia

Session Date/Time: Saturday 10/09/2016 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 16:20

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 2

First Author: : B.Kepez TURKEY

Co Author(s): :    Y. Yildirim   A. Agca   A. Demirok   M. Taskapili     

Abstract Details


To evaluate 3-year results of the small incision-incision (SMILE) for correction of high myopia


Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital


In this prospective study, 44 eyes of 28 patients with high myopia were randomly enrolled for SMILE procedure. These patients were examined for uncorrected distance visual acuity (UCVA), best corrected distance visual acuity (BCVA), manifest refraction, corneal topography (Sirius©) at 12,24, and 36 months after surgery. All of procedures were performed by the same experienced surgeon. Late side effects like, corneal ectasia, persistent dry eye symptoms were documented.


The mean preoperative spherical equivalent was -6.79±0.72D (range: -8.25 to -6.00). The mean preoperative astigmatism was -0.24±0.16D cyl (range 0.0 D cyl to −1.00 D cyl). Postoperative mean SE after 12 and 36 months was -0.23±0.44 D and -0.32±0.36 D respectively. At 36 months after procedure, uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity was -0.12 ± 0.10, -0.16 ± 0.08 (LogMAR) postoperatively. Thirty six months postoperatively 86% of eyes were within 0.5 D of the targeted spherical equivalent correction. There was no loss of 2 or more lines over the 3-year period. No clinically significant complications occurred


SMILE procedure, that was effectively performed in high myopia with very low levels of regression, was found to be reliable and predictable at the end of the 36 months follow up period.

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