Safety and Complications of More Than 1500 Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction Procedures – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the safety and complications of small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).Design: Clinical control cohort study.Participants: A total of 922 healthy patients (1800 eyes) who were treated for myopia or myopic astigmatism between January 2011 and March 2013 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Aarhus, Denmark.Methods: Patients received a full preoperative examination and were treated with SMILE in both eyes and followed for 3 months (1574 eyes). Patients with complications, including loss of corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) or dissatisfaction, were offered a late reexamination.Main Outcome Measures: Surgical complications and CDVA.Results: Mean preoperative spherical equivalent refraction was −7.25±1.84 diopters (D). Average postoperative (Read more...)

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