Small incision lenticule extraction: a review

Wing Yung, Alex LK Ng, Tommy CY Chan, Vishal Jhanji, Yan Wang, George PM Cheng, Victor CP Woo

Abstract


Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a new type of keratorefractive surgery and is gaining popularity in Hong Kong and worldwide. This article aims to provide a brief introduction to SMILE, including the surgical steps, common intraoperative difficulties, and a literature review on its visual, refractive, and safety outcomes.


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