NEW REFRACTIVE SURGERY OPTIONS

By editor
August 8, 2019

Based on new advancements in refractive surgery, there are now a variety options available to do it.

Furthermore, for the past three decades, LASIK has had a very satisfactory rate. Screening and patient selection is the most important part of LASIK. Based on doctors’ recommendation, the appropriate reflective procedure will be operated. LASIK is much safer and precise with cornea imaging and Femtosecond laser technology

Subtle cornea changes that could not be diagnosed in the past, are obvious now. In addition, Femtosecond laser technology enables the micron precise cut in any depth or shape in the cornea. So, the surgeon could plan for any required flap thickness, which is not possible with old mechanical microkeratomes.

A new advancement in the field of refractive surgery is the announcement and approval of SMILE procedure. In addition, SMILE is the initial combination of Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. This revolutionary procedure enables better cornea profile and mechanical stability than LASIK since the side cuts of LASIK are essentially not considered in SMILE. researches have shown SMILE as efficient and safe procedure to correct myopia.

Comparison of the posterior corneal elevation and biomechanics after SMILE and LASEK for myopia: a short- and long-term observation.

Yu M, Chen M, Dai J.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar;257(3):601-606.

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