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SMILE can offer similar outcomes as LASIK with less dry eye

14:58 EST 10 Nov 2017 | Healio

Jodhbir S. Mehta
NEW ORLEANS — Athletes, patients with moderate to high myopia, military personnel and those with a risk for prolonged postoperative dry eyes are the best candidates for small incision lenticule extraction, according to a speaker here.
“The first generation of SMILE has been equivalent to what we’re seeing with 20 years of LASIK technology, but you need to optimize the nomogram and there are some issues with centration that need to be understood. You cannot take the same principles that we have with LASIK. SMILE shows less denervation and faster tear film recovery,”

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