Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Small Incision Lenticule Extraction for High Myopia More Than 10 Diopters

Monday, April 20, 2015: 8:29 AM
Room 4 (San Diego Convention Center)
Osama S. Ibrahim, MD, PhD
Ahmed A. El-Massry, MD
Moones F. Abdalla, MD

To evaluate safety and efficacy of SMILE over follow-up for high myopia more than -10 D.

Prospective non comparative case series carried out on 285 eyes of 166 myopic patients of errors more than 10D treated with femtosecond laser SMILE. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best spectacle corrected visual acuity(BSCVA), manifest refraction and contrast sensitivity were measured in all cases.

Mean preoperative UCVA, BSCVA and spherical equivalents were 0.05, 0.67 and -11.93 respectively. All these parameters showed statistically significant change in the postoperative period.

SMILE is a safe and effective procedure with long-term refractive stability for very high myopia.