Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)

Principles, Techniques, Complication Management, and Future Concepts

  • Walter Sekundo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yu-Chi Liu, Donald T-H Tan, Jodhbir S. Mehta
      Pages 13-25
    3. Leonardo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile
      Pages 27-43
  3. Clinical Development and Current Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Kimiya Shimizu, Kazutaka Kamiya, Akihito Igarashi, Hidenaga Kobashi, Rie Ikeuchi, Walter Sekundo
      Pages 75-82
    3. Marcus Blum, Walter Sekundo
      Pages 83-87
    4. Anders Ivarsen, Jesper Hjortdal
      Pages 89-96
    5. Bertram Meyer, Rainer Wiltfang
      Pages 107-112
    6. Jose L. Güell$, Paula Verdaguer$, Honorio Pallás, Daniel Elies, Oscar Gris, Felicidad Manero
      Pages 113-119
  4. Clinical Science Related to SMILE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Apostolos Lazaridis, Walter Sekundo
      Pages 143-156
    3. Jesper Hjortdal, Anders Vestergaard, Anders Ivarsen
      Pages 157-168
    4. Jon Dishler, Noël M. Ziebarth, Gregory J. R. Spooner, Jesper Hjortdal, Sonia H. Yoo
      Pages 169-177
    5. Kathleen S. Kunert, Marcus Blum, Thabo Lapp, Claudia Auw-Hädrich
      Pages 179-182
  5. Future Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Osama Ibrahim, Moones Abdalla, Amro Saeed, Kitty Mohammed, Ibrahim Ahmed
      Pages 185-191
    3. Walter Sekundo, Dan Z. Reinstein, Kishore Pradhan, Marcus Blum
      Pages 193-200
    4. Moones Abdalla, Osama Ibrahim
      Pages 217-231
  6. Marketing and Patient Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Jean-François Faure, Bertram Meyer
      Pages 235-246

About this book


In this book an international panel of authors offer a clear, step-by-step approach to Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), a novel refractive procedure approved for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism.

The book opens by discussing important fundamentals of the technology, followed by a close look at the healing response. The current surgical techniques are then described in detail with the aim of providing easy-to-understand guidance for all who wish to perform SMILE surgery or to identify solutions to pitfalls that may arise during the learning curve. A section on clinical science is aimed at the more advanced reader who wants to understand the underlying principles of SMILE surgery; it provides a clear knowledge of the advantages of the procedure and ways to improve results. Ongoing investigations to further expand the spectrum of SMILE surgery are then examined, with coverage of hyperopia treatment, reversible refractive surgery, and surgery for very high myopia. Finally, suggestions are offered on how to market this advanced procedure and communicate it to the prospective patient.


Astigmatism Femtosecond laser Minimally invasive surgery Myopia ReLEx

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Sekundo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyPhilipps University of MarburgMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18529-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18530-9
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