Visual and Refractive Outcomes of Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction for Myopia – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To compare the visual and refractive outcomes of femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in eyes with myopia.Design: Prospective, randomized, masked clinical trial with intraindividual comparison.Methods: This study evaluated 52 eyes of 26 consecutive patients with spherical equivalents of −4.19 ± 1.65 diopters (D) (mean ± standard deviation) who underwent FLEx in 1 eye and SMILE in the other eye by randomized assignment. Before surgery, and 1 week and 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery, we assessed safety, efficacy, predictability, stability, and adverse events of the 2 surgical techniques.Results: LogMAR uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity was, respectively, −0.17 (Read more...)

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