The SMILE advantage in laser refractive surgery

Laser refractive surgery has been available in Australia since the 1990s and certainly both PRK and LASIK have enjoyed high success rates for the treatment of refractive errors in suitable candidates. With the evolution of lasers in ophthalmology, the third generation femtosecond lasers are now added to our armamentarium and we are moving towards smaller incisions, higher precision and less invasive surgery. SMILE is the latest in laser refractive surgery and increasingly used by well-regarded refractive surgeons who believe in it’s advantages including no flap, smaller incision, maintained anterior corneal integrity and less dry eyes.

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