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Correction of low myopia with SMILE: one year experience

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First Author: S.Morselli ITALY

Co Author(s):    A. Toso              

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To demonstrate that patients affected by low myopia (range -1,25 D to -3,50 D) were treated with SMILE , the outcomes were excellent ,stability and patient comfort and satisfaction.


San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa (VI), Italy, Chief: Dr. S. Morselli


We treated 27 eyes of 15 patients affected by low myopia, mean age was 26.44±4,22 years, mean preoperative myopia was -2,31±0,60 D. The surgical technique was uniform, the refractive lenticule was created according to the myopic error using the VisuMax femtosecond laser (carl Zeiss Meditec) . The SMILE cap thickness was 110 μ, optical zone was varied from 6 to 6.5 mm and a supero nasal or temporal incision was 3.5 mm. Both planes and lenticule were dissected and removed manually followed by washing the interface.


The day after all corneas were clear, the mean post operative spherical equivalent after first week was -0,23±0,27 D and the mean UCDVA was 0,96±0,12 decimal fraction. After one year the mean post operative spherical equivalent remained stable and was -0,20±0,27 D the mean UCDVA was 0,98±0,10 decimal fraction. Suction loss occurred in 2 eyes, one was re docked, one was converted to Lasik flap treated with excimer laser. No eyes had loss of BCVA postoperatively.


The flapless smile procedure is safe and effective to correct low myopia and it is comfortable for a patient with a very low post operative pain. The post operative time recovering was very rapid even in two eyes that suffered form intra-operative complications.

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