Same candidates qualify for LASIK or SMILE

John F. Doane
WASHINGTON — A patient who is a LASIK candidate is also a SMILE candidate, according to a speaker here.
Conversely, a patient who is not a LASIK candidate should not be considered for a SMILE procedure, John F. Doane, MD, FACS, said at Refractive Day during the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting.
“[Small incision lenticule extraction] is a totally new procedure — different than LASIK, different than PRK,” Doane said, giving his pearls for surgeons new to the procedure.
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