Corneal refractive surgeons are likely already familiar with the theory behind small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and the excellent postoperative outcomes it can achieve, but they were left without a thorough and comprehensive guide to performing the procedure, until now. The Surgeon’s Guide to SMILE: Small Incision Lenticule Extraction is designed to provide surgeons who are interested in starting or are already performing SMILE with a detailed description of the preoperative assessment, surgical technique, and postoperative management of SMILE treatments.
This book by Professor Dan Z. Reinstein, Mr. Timothy J. Archer, and Dr. Glenn I. Carp is designed as a surgical video-fellowship, focusing on the granular details of every aspect of patient preparation and management with special attention to how to perform a perfect routine SMILE procedure. The protocols and methods are sourced in both the published scientific evidence and the extensive experience and expertise of the authors. It also includes tips and tricks of how to manage the full range of possible scenarios and complications that can occur during and after a SMILE surgery. Each process described in the book is accompanied by at least one, and in many cases numerous, narrated video examples.
This dynamic learning tool is supplemented by the SMILE video library containing over 16 hours of surgical videos and tutorials.
The succinct and demonstrative style of The Surgeon’s Guide to SMILE: Small Incision Lenticule Extraction will help novice and experienced SMILE surgeons alike learn important techniques and improve their outcomes.
From the Foreword:
“The reader is in for a treat, receiving authoritative technical information from seasoned leaders in the field of refractive surgery, who have attained tremendous experience in excimer laser ablation and who have also been on the forefront of scientific evaluation of the new femtosecond only surgical approach that is SMILE.”
-J. Bradley Randleman, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA