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Small lenticule extraction laser

Mehdi Shajari, Emanuel Wanner, Vladimir Rusev, Shervin Mir Mohi Sefat, Wolfgang J Mayer, Thomas Kohnen, Siegfried Priglinger, Daniel Kook
PURPOSE: To compare corneal densitometry values after Femtosecond Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (Fs-LASIK) and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) using Scheimpflug Imaging. METHODS: Our retrospective clinical trial included a total of 146 eyes where 57 eyes underwent Fs-LASIK and 89 eyes underwent SMILE. Examinations with a Pentacam Scheimpflug device (Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany) were performed before surgery, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery...
March 14, 2018: Current Eye Research
F J Zhang, M S Sun
With the development of excimer laser and femtosecond laser equipment, application of diversified and customized surgical decision in modern corneal refractive surgery has been an inevitable trend. However, how to make a personalized decision with an accurate surgical design to achieve better visual quality becomes the main focus in clinical applications. Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and femtosecond assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK) have been commonly acknowledged as the mainstream of corneal refractive surgery for ametropia correction nowadays...
January 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Iben B Damgaard, Marcus Ang, Mohamed Farook, Hla M Htoon, Jodhbir S Mehta
PURPOSE: To compare intraoperative and postoperative subjective patient experience after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, paired-eye, single-masked clinical trial at Singapore National Eye Centre, 70 patients were randomly treated with SMILE and LASIK in each eye. The intraoperative questionnaire was completed immediately after surgery and included light perception and levels of anxiety, fear, and discomfort...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Anastasios John Kanellopoulos
Purpose: To investigate ex vivo potentially different corneal biomechanical properties after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) versus LASIK for myopic correction. Methods: Thirty human donor corneas were subjected to either myopic SMILE or femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK. Donor corneas were assigned to six investigative groups: Group A, -3.00 D (diopters) SMILE; Group B, -8.00 D SMILE; Group C, -3.00 D LASIK; and Group D, -8.00 D LASIK. Additionally, two control groups were formed: Group E, SMILE and Group F, LASIK...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Miao He, He Jin, Hong He, Hui Ding, Wei Wang, Liangping Liu, Chi Zhang, Xingwu Zhong
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of xenogeneic endokeratophakia in rhesus monkeys and to explore the effects of a concave lenticule on refractive power. METHODS: Three adult New Zealand white rabbits and 6 healthy rhesus monkeys were used. The xenogenic concave grafts were created from the rabbits using a modified small incision lenticule extraction technique; after being cryopreserved in glycerol for 1 week, the grafts were implanted into the monkey recipient corneas...
March 2018: Cornea
Jeewan S Titiyal, Manpreet Kaur, Anand S Brar, Ruchita Falera
PURPOSE: To describe our technique of lenticule edge identification in small-incision lenticule extraction using the "meniscus sign" to prevent lenticule misdissection. METHODS: Femtosecond laser application for small-incision lenticule extraction was performed. A "double ring" was visible, signifying the edge of the cap cut (outer ring) and lenticule cut (inner ring). The anterior and posterior lamellar planes were delineated in 2 different directions. During creation of the posterior lamellar channel, the lenticule edge was slightly pushed away from the surgeon to create a gap between the inner ring (diameter of the lenticule cut) and the lenticule edge...
January 29, 2018: Cornea
Sri Ganesh, Sheetal Brar, Raghavender Reddy Arra
Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), a variant of refractive lenticule extraction technology is becoming increasingly popular, as a flapless and minimally invasive form of laser vision correction (LVC) for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism. This review aims at summarizing the principles, surgical technique, and clinical outcomes in terms of visual and refractive results, safety, efficacy, postoperative dry eye, aberrations, and biomechanics of SMILE and its comparison with other conventional techniques of LVC, such as laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Bu Ki Kim, Su Joung Mun, Dae Gyu Lee, Hyun Tae Choi, Young Taek Chung
Purpose: We report a case of incision failure during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and its management. Observations: The incision could not be made using the femtosecond laser because of a redundant conjunctiva, so it was instead done manually using a diamond knife. The lenticule was successfully separated and extracted. Three months after the procedure, the uncorrected distance visual acuity was 20/20 and no complication was observed. Conclusions and importance: This case demonstrates that the conjunctiva should be carefully examined before SMILE...
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Bing Qin, Meiyan Li, Xun Chen, Walter Sekundo, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate early visual and refractive outcomes, corneal stability and optical quality after femtosecond laser small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) for treating myopia and myopic astigmatism over -10 D. METHODS: Thirty eyes (30 patients) with myopia and myopic astigmatism of over -10 D were treated with VisuMax® femtosecond laser (version 3.0; Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany). Six months postoperative safety, efficacy and predictability were evaluated...
December 18, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
Meiyan Li, Dong Yang, Yingjun Chen, Meng Li, Tian Han, Xingtao Zhou, Katherine Ni
BACKGROUND: To report a first case of late-onset diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) occurring 4 years after femtosecond laser-assisted small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old man who underwent SMILE 4 years prior developed DLK in the right eye 1 day after he was struck in the eye by a finger while playing with his son. Slim-lamp microscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) were used to evaluate the cornea of the right eye...
December 8, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Jing Zhang, Ke-Ming Yu
AIM: To evaluate the effects of femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK) and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) to correct high myopic anisometropic amblyopia in juvenile patients. METHODS: From November 2013 to January 2015, 33 amblyopic patients with high myopic anisometropic amblyopia were studied. FS-LASIK (30 eyes) or SMILE (3 eyes) was performed in the amblyopic eyes. Visual acuity, refraction, contrast sensitivity, stereoacuity and complications were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Jorge L Alió Del Barrio, Verónica Vargas, Olena Al-Shymali, Jorge L Alió
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is a flap-free intrastromal technique for the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism. To date, this technique lacks automated centration and cyclotorsion control, so several concerns have been raised regarding its capability to correct moderate or high levels of astigmatism. The objective of this paper is to review the reported SMILE outcomes for the correction of myopic astigmatism associated with a cylinder over 0.75 D, and its comparison with the outcomes reported with the excimer laser-based corneal refractive surgery techniques...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
K J Lin, J Chen, W Lin, X D Lin, Y M Zhou, L D Zheng, Y Tong
Objective: To analysis, the clinical characteristics, refractive changes, and clinical treatment of interface fluid syndrome after laser lamellar corneal refractive surgery. Methods: During Dec. 2010 to Apr. 2016. In total 6 cases(9 eyes), 3 cases were bilateral, 3 cases were unilateral. Five patients were male and 1 was female. The age of the patients ranged from 20 to 29 years was (24.83±4.02) years. Six cases(9 eyes)of IFS were diagnosed at our hospital. The history and complete ophthalmic examination that include Slit-lamp examination, Slit-lamp photography, refraction, corneal thickness measurement, corneal endothelial cell counting, IOP, anterior segment OCT(AS-OCT), exams were recorded...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Jayanand Urkude, Jeewan S Titiyal, Namrata Sharma
PURPOSE: To report successful lenticule extraction using intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a case of cap-lenticule adhesion during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 22-year-old patient with a refractive error of -5.00 -0.50 × 120° and -5.00 -0.75 × 60° in the right and left eyes, respectively, was scheduled for SMILE. The lenticule was created using the VisuMax femtosecond laser system (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Alberto Recchioni, Andreas Hartwig, Jay Dermott, Sundeep Vaswani, Jay Bhatt, Robert Morris, Clare O'Donnell
PURPOSE: Dry eye is known to impact on clinical outcomes after laser vision correction and the use of a newer 'all femtosecond laser' surgical approach may be associated with less impact on the ocular surface post-operatively. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early clinical outcomes and tear instability after the first small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) cases undertaken by three surgeons at a single site in the UK. METHODS: Retrospective audit...
October 25, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
Rohit Shetty, Mathew Francis, Rushad Shroff, Natasha Pahuja, Pooja Khamar, Molleti Girrish, Rudy M M A Nuijts, Abhijit Sinha Roy
Purpose: To evaluate transient corneal tissue healing and biomechanical changes between laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) eyes. Methods: In each patient, one eye underwent LASIK and the other underwent SMILE. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and dynamic Scheimpflug imaging (Corvis-ST) was used to assess tissue healing and biomechanics, respectively. Analyses of OCT scans yielded corneal speckle distribution (CSD) and Bowman's roughness index (BRI)...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Po-Jen Shih, I-Jong Wang, Wen-Feng Cai, Jia-Yush Yen
Recent advances in the analysis of corneal biomechanical properties remain difficult to predict the structural stability before and after refractive surgery. In this regard, we applied the finite element method (FEM) to determine the roles of the Bowman's membrane, stroma, and Descemet's membrane in the hoop stresses of cornea, under tension (physiological) and bending (nonphysiological), for patients who undergo radial keratotomy (RK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), or small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE)...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
Majid Moshirfar, Julio C Albarracin, Jordan D Desautels, Orry C Birdsong, Steven H Linn, Phillip C Hoopes
PURPOSE: Four cases of corneal ectasia after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) have been reported. In this review, we provide an overview of the published literature on corneal ectasia after SMILE and risk factors associated with this complication. METHODS: Case reports were identified by a search of seven electronic databases for pertinent heading terms between 2011 and July 2017. We identified patient characteristics and surgical details including preoperative topography, central corneal thickness, and anterior keratometry (Km)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
Meiyan Li, Meng Li, Ling Sun, Tian Han, Lan Ding, Jun Xiang, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate re-innervation in the implanted lenticule, as well as changes to the cornea, after correcting hyperopia with an autologous implantation of a lenticule obtained through small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: This study retrospectively analysed re-innervation in the implanted lenticule, as well as microscopic morphological changes in the corneal architecture of the recipient cornea in five patients (with myopia in one eye and hyperopia in the contralateral eye) who received SMILE in the myopic eye and femtosecond laser in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK) combined with lenticule implantation in the contralateral hyperopic eye...
January 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Yugui Zhou, Manli Liu, Ting Zhang, Hua Zheng, Yuan Sun, Xiaonan Yang, Shengbei Weng, Haiqin Lin, Quan Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the microstructural modifications and safety of small incision lenticule extraction combined with accelerated cross-linking (SMILE Xtra) in high myopia and thin corneas by means of in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and 3D-OCT after a 6-month follow-up. METHODS: Forty-three eyes with high myopia and thin corneas were enrolled. All eyes underwent SMILE procedure. After the lenticule was extracted, 0.25% riboflavin was injected into the interface and allowed to diffuse for 60 s...
September 29, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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