Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a laser refractive surgery that has become increasingly popular for the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism. SMILE has been associated with similar safety, efficacy, and predictability outcomes as laser in situ keratomileuses, with the advantages of increased patient satisfaction and decreased postoperative dry eye. The aims, design and findings of the retrospective study evaluating the influence of a thin cap in SMILE for the correction of myopia or myopic astigmatism is discussed in this touchOPHTHALMOLOGY interview with Dr Suphi Taneri (St. Francis Hospital, Muenster, Germany) as well as what questions remain unanswered and what future studies are planned.
The presentation entitled ‘Results of thin-cap small-incision lenticule extraction’ was presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 22-26, 2022
- What has been the impact of small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) for the correction of myopia and what are its limitations?
- What are the arguments for and against the use of thin caps?
- What were the aims, design and patient population of your study?
- What were the findings of the study and what are their clinical impact?
- What questions remain unanswered and what future studies are planned?
Disclosures: Suphi Taneri has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.
Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd. Interview conducted by Shanice Allen.
Filmed in coverage of the virtual ASCRS 2022.
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