Long-term follow-up shows stability of flapless corneal reshaping

TOKYO β€” After almost 5 years of follow-up in a large number of patients, the ReLEx smile procedure is showing several advantages over LASIK, including for the treatment of high myopia, according to one speaker. β€œThe procedure preserves the anterior stroma, which is the strongest, thus maintaining better corneal biomechanics and leading to a significantly reduced risk of ectasia,” Osama Ibrahim, MD, said at the World Ophthalmology Congress. Aberrations induced by the flap are avoided, dry eye is less because fewer nerves are severed, and quality of vision is better, (Read more...)

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