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

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Application of SMILE-derived glued lenticule patch graft in corneal perforations and tears

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First Author: V. Bhandari INDIA

Co Author(s):    S. Ganesh   S. Brar   R. Pandey              

Abstract Details


To report the initial clinical outcomes of small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE)-derived glued lenticule patch graft for the management of microperforations and complicated corneal tears.


Nethradhama Superspeciality Eye Hospital Bangalore, India


Seven eyes (of 7 patients) that presented with microperforations, partial thickness corneal defect and traumatic complicated corneal tear were repaired with lenticule patch graft obtained from ReLEx® (Refractive Lenticule Extraction) SMILE procedure performed concurrently on the same day. The patch was secured to the recipient eye using fibrin glue. Preoperatively, AS-OCT was used to assess the depth of the defect and to decide the thickness of the lenticule. Patients were followed-up on day 1, 7, 15, 1 month and 3 months postoperatively. Main outcome parameters measured were best-corrected visual acuity, clarity of graft and restoration of optical and tectonic integrity.


All surgeries were uneventful. Significant improvement in visual acuity was seen from 15 days onwards in 5 out of 7 eyes. Lenticule graft was well apposed and remained clear until the last follow-up visit in all eyes treated.


Patch graft from SMILE-derived lenticule using fibrin glue appears to serve as a safe, feasible and inexpensive surgical option for the management of microperforations and complicated corneal tears, especially in centers performing high volumes of SMILE procedure.

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