Small incision lenticule extraction: a review

Authors

  • Wing Yung The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Alex LK Ng Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Tommy CY Chan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Vishal Jhanji Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Yan Wang Tianjin Eye Hospital & Eye Institute, Tianjin Key Lab of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Clinical College of Ophthalmology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
  • George PM Cheng Hong Kong Laser Eye Center, Hong Kong
  • Victor CP Woo Hong Kong Laser Eye Center, Hong Kong

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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2017-03-27

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Yung W, Ng AL, Chan TC, Jhanji V, Wang Y, Cheng GP, Woo VC. Small incision lenticule extraction: a review. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2017Mar.27 [cited 2024Jun.15];21(1):19-23. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/228

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