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Enhancement options after SMILE: an overview of different techniques

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First Author: M.Abdalla EGYPT

Co Author(s):    O. Ibrahim                    

Abstract Details


To evaluate SMILE enhancement different techniques. -PRK -Flap creation (off label) -Circle option (flap creation) -Capless / cap preserving re-SMILE (off label) -Sub SMILE re-treatment (SMILE at a deeper level) (off label)


Cornea center & IFLC


Retrospective assessment of re-treatment cases from more than 10000 eyes preformed. Time between primary surgery and re-treatment had to be at least 3 months. 5 eyes PRK, 2 eyes new flap creation, 3 eyes Circle option, 4 eyes Capless, 3 eyes Sub SMILE re-treatment (SMILE at a deeper level). Each technique has its indications. Surgical challenges, visual recovery and visual outcomes were assessed


All modalities had minimal Surgical complications, visual recovery varied widely between techniques yet at 1 month follow-up all cases showed excellent visual outcome.


Selection of SMILE enchantment technique might me challenging as it is case specific and each type has its advantages and disadvantages yet visual outcomes can be very satisfactory

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