SMILE Xtra yields stable outcomes in suboptimal cases

PARIS — Subgroup characteristics did not affect the clinical outcomes of SMILE Xtra, according to a study presented by Hyung-Jin Koo, MD, of Nunemiso Eye Center, Seoul, at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting.
The study evaluated safety, efficacy, stability and predictability of the procedure in eyes with corneal characteristics that were suboptimal for SMILE. These eyes were divided among four groups according to their characteristics: group A, abnormal topography, 36 eyes; group B, low residual stromal bed thickness, 44 eyes; group C, higher refractive

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