Official ESCRS | European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

Long term safety and efficacy of small incision lenticule extraction

Session Details

Session Title: Refractive
Session Date/Time: Sunday 22/02/2015 | 08:30-11:00
Paper Time: 10:30
Venue: Sadirvan A
First Author: : O.Ibrahim EGYPT
Co Author(s): :    A. Elmassry   M. Abdalla   A. Zahran        

Abstract Details


To evaluate safety and efficacy of SMILE on follow up more than 1 year


Roaya Vision center Alexandria Egypt International femtolaser center Cairo Egypt


Prospective non comparative multi center case series carried out on 4834 eyes of 2238 myopic patients treated with femtosecond laser SMILE from 2010. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) , best spectacle corrected visual acuity(BSCVA), manifest refraction and contrast sensitivity were measured in all cases.


Mean preoperative uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) was 0 .1 (range: 0.03-0.6), mean corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) was 0.8 (range: 0.4-1.2), and mean spherical equivalent SEQ was -5 (range: -1.5 to -14). All these parameters showed statistically significant change in the postoperative period (P < .01). Mean postoperative UCVA, BSCVA, and SEQ were 0.88 (range: 0.5-1.2), 0.98 (range: 0.5-1.2), and -0.5 (range: -2.5- +1.75), respectively. a few operative or postoperative complications were reported in our case series.


SMILE is a safe and effective procedure with long term refractive stability

Financial Disclosure:

One or more of the authors receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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