SMILE in Special Cases

  • Moones Abdalla
  • Osama Ibrahim


As mentioned earlier in this book, SMILE has shown great efficacy and accuracy in normal corneas, having its unique and special advantages over any other refractive techniques, being flapless and less invasive. Furthermore, the ability to tailor and center the procedure as required within the cornea, together with better biomechanical stability [1], made SMILE a reasonable technique to deal with special cases which will be discussed in this chapter.


Refractive Error Central Corneal Thickness Correct Distance Visual Acuity Uncorrected Distance Visual Acuity Manifest Refraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moones Abdalla
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Osama Ibrahim
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Roayah Vision Correction CenterAlexandriaEgypt
  2. 2.Alexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt
  3. 3.International FemtoLASIK Centre (IFLC)CairoEgypt

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