SMILE – innovative technology in refractive surgery

Written by Pysarevskaya O.V., Shchuko A.G., Yureva N.N.

  UDK: 617.753.2-085.849.19 DOI: 10.17238/PmJ1609-1175.2016.3.76–78 | Pages: 76–78 | Full text PDF | Open PDF 


Two groups of patients with myopia were compared. The first one included 38 patients who had a surgery by the extraction of a lenticula through the small section (SMILE method), the second group consisted of 30 patients, they had the myopia correction by laser stromal keratomileusis (LASIK method) according to standard technology. The improvement of visual acuity was registered in both groups. Femtosecond laser enabled creating the superficial flap with the presice accuracy. Keratoprogramm after the femtosecond actions were more regular feature and was noted for the obvious homogeneity. Personal satisfaction with the sense of vision after surgeries by SMILE method were higher than of those after excimerlaser surgeries.

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O.V. Pysarevskaya1, A.G. Shchuko1–3, N.N. Yureva1–3
1 Irkutsk Branch of S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution (337 Lermontova St. Irkutsk 664033 Russian Federation),
2 Irkutsk State Medical University (1 Krasnogo Vosstania St. Irkutsk 664003 Russian Federation), 3 Irkutsk Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education (100 m/d Ubileiny Irkutsk 664079 Russian Federation)

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