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Complication management in small-incision lenticule extraction laser vision correction

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Session Title: Small Incision Lenticule Extraction II

Session Date/Time: Monday 16/09/2019 | 16:30-18:00

Paper Time: 17:21

Venue: Free Paper Forum: Podium 3

First Author: : M.Onder TURKEY

Co Author(s): :    M. Soyler   M. Direl   M. Un   B. Acar                    

Abstract Details


To discuss and evaluate the management options of SMILE procedure related complications


Batigoz Eye Hospital group


: Between the years of 2015-2019, 2174 eyes that had laser vision correction of SMILE (Visumax femtosecond laser Carl Zeiss Meditec,Germany) have been reviewed . Surgical complications and their management were classified in three groups: 1-Surgical per operative complications: Suction loss (16 eyes), incomplete lenticul ( 5 eyes), black spot(12 eyes)... 2-Early postoperative complications:DLK (3 eyes), intrastromal haze (14 eyes),.. 3-Postoperative long term complications: Epithelial ingrowth (3 eyes). The way of management of the complications were discussed.


All complications of SMILE procedure have been successfully treated.None of the eyes have lost two or more lines of their BCVA.


SMILE procedure has some certain surgical complications that can be treated easily with proper management strategies.

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