Refractive Surgery/Vision Correction

SMILE’s Advantages Over Femtosecond LASIK

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The SMILE procedure’s advantages over femtosecond LASIK were recently explained by Rupal Shah, MD, of the New Vision Laser Centers, Vadodara, India, in a recent article. The benefits include: 

  • Only 1 laser required.
  • Improved workflow, since the patient does not have to move from one laser to another. 
  • Use less total energy.
  • There is less scatter in the results, since SMILE involves cutting and not ablation.
  • A small incision means better biomechanical stability and fewer dry eye symptoms after surgery.

You can read more here

Shah, R. Something to SMILE About. Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today May 2018.


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