Deeper small-incision lenticule extraction allows for use of same technique in secondary surgery

MILAN — Performing small-incision lenticule extraction deeper in the corneal stroma enables the surgeon to use the same technique a second time in case enhancement is needed,  a presenter here said. “Small-incision lenticule extraction (smile, Carl Zeiss Meditec)  holds several advantages in comparison with LASIK. We have the same visual and refractive results, but less dry eye and better preservation of corneal biomechanics,” José Güell, MD, said at the annual joint meeting of Ocular Surgery News and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology.

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