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J Refract Surg. 2015 Oct;31(10):708-10. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20150928-04.

Preliminary Evidence of Successful Enhancement After a Primary SMILE Procedure With the Sub-Cap-Lenticule-Extraction Technique.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe a modified small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure called sub-cap-lenticule-extraction (Sub-Cap-LE) for refractive enhancement after SMILE.

METHODS:

Case report.

RESULTS:

A 53-year-old woman who underwent bilateral SMILE for moderate myopia complained of blurred vision at distance postoperatively. The manifest postoperative refraction in the eye targeted for distance was -1.0 -1.0 × 5°. She was scheduled for an enhancement applying a new technique that permits the surgeon to use the previously created interface as the new superior plane of the new lenticule. Postoperatively, uncorrected visual acuity improved from 20/63 to 20/16.

CONCLUSIONS:

This first case report demonstrates the feasibility of an enhancement with the SubCap-LE procedure after a primary SMILE procedure. More cases are needed to develop a consistent surgical protocol.

PMID:
26469078
DOI:
10.3928/1081597X-20150928-04
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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