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Less laser energy improves lenticule surface during SMILE

September 15, 2017

Lowering femtosecond laser energy level to less than 115 nJ during small incision lenticule extraction can improve the surface quality of the lenticule, according to a study.

Researchers investigated the effect of laser energy level on the surface of the lenticule for 40 age- and diopter-matched female patients with moderate myopia who underwent SMILE. The patients underwent the procedure with different energy levels between 100 nJ and 150 nJ along with fixed spot separation. Five lenticules from eight energy level groups were evaluated after the procedure.

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Visual acuity improvements maintained long term after three-step procedure for keratoconus

September 14, 2017
Patients with moderate to severe keratoconus who underwent a three-step procedure maintained visual acuity improvements at 2 years, according to a study. Researchers…
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Higher-order aberrations increased after SMILE for myopia

September 12, 2017
Small incision lenticule extraction was associated with significant increases in higher-order aberrations in a cohort of patients undergoing the procedure for myopia…
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PEARL inlay uses allogenic tissue for presbyopic correction

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2017
Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
PEARL is an acronym for PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule. This technique was described by Soosan Jacob as a treatment for presbyopia. The PEARL inlay utilizes…
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A Multicenter Retrospective Survey of Refractive Surgery in 78,248 Eyes

Journal of Refractive Surgery, September 2017, Volume 33 Issue 9
To retrospectively evaluate the current practice, trends, and outcomes of refractive surgery in Japan. This multicenter…
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Prevention of Perioperative Infection: Optimizing Patient Results

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Postoperative infections represent one of the most common complications associated with ocular surgery. Some organisms…
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VIDEO: Pioneer of refractive surgery shares his views on laser techniques for presbyopia

June 5, 2017
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