Contralateral Eye Comparison of SMILE and Flap-Based Corneal Refractive Surgery: Computational Analysis of Biomechanical Impact.

@article{Seven2017ContralateralEC,
  title={Contralateral Eye Comparison of SMILE and Flap-Based Corneal Refractive Surgery: Computational Analysis of Biomechanical Impact.},
  author={Ibrahim Seven and Ali Vahdati and Iben Bach Pedersen and Anders H\ojslet Vestergaard and Jesper O. Hjortdal and Cynthia J. Roberts and William Joseph Dupps},
  journal={Journal of refractive surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={
          444-453
        }
}
PURPOSE Computational analyses were performed to quantify and directly compare the biomechanical impact of flapless and flap-based procedures in a series of patients undergoing small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in one eye and flap-based femtosecond lenticule extraction in the other. METHODS Tomographic data from 10 eyes of 5 patients undergoing femtosecond laser refractive lenticule extraction for myopic astigmatism with or without a stromal flap (femtosecond lenticule extraction in… CONTINUE READING