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

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Refractive lenticule implantation (RELimp) for unilateral aphakia

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Session Details

Session Title: Smile: Small Intrastromal Lenticule Extraction II

Session Date/Time: Tuesday 13/09/2016 | 16:00-17:30

Paper Time: 17:00

Venue: Hall C3

First Author: : M.Abdalla EGYPT

Co Author(s): :    O. Ibrahim   I. Ahmed                 

Abstract Details


To evaluate the visual and refractive outcomes, as well as the reproducability of Small Incision Lenticule implantation, in unilateral aphakia in which secondry IOL is not possible to preform.


Roaya vision center, Alexandria, Egypt


SMILE was prformed to correct the astigmatic element then a fresh lenticule from a myopic donor was implanted instead.


4 eyes of 4 patients underwent SMILE followed by donor lenticle implantation procedure. Mean follow up was 4 months (range 2-6 months). The mean UCVA (Snellen decimal) changed from 0.05 (range, 0.01-0.1) preoperatively to 0.3 (range, 0.1- 0.5) postoperatively. The mean BCVA changed from 0.3 (range, 0.1-0.5) preoperatively to (range, 0.1-0.6) 0.3 at last follow-up postoperatively. There was no loss of lines of UCVA nor BCVA in any of our patients postoperatively.


partial-thickness corneal tissue graft is inserted into the cornea. The graft or 'lenticule' can cause a change in the corneal surface profile, and so alter the cornea's refractive power. ReLimp can be a safe predictable and stable treatment option

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... receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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