Perspective from John F. Doane, MD
October 05, 2018
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FDA approves ReLEx SMILE for myopia with astigmatism

Perspective from John F. Doane, MD
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The FDA has issued premarket approval for ReLEx SMILE to treat myopia with astigmatism, Zeiss announced in a press release.

The procedure, which is performed with the VisuMax femtosecond laser, may be potentially less disruptive to corneal surface tissue due to a small entry incision.

“The expansion of myopia treatment to patients with astigmatism will enable current and future SMILE surgeons to expand their patient base, paving the way for a new generation of refractive surgery patients,” Jim Mazzo, global president ophthalmic devices at Zeiss, said in the release.