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    Long-term observation of SMILE gives better myopia prognosis

    Postoperative results showed high stability at 5 years; visual acuity remained at 90%



    1. Zeiss press release; 2017. Available at: https://www.zeiss.com/meditec/us/media-and-news/latest-news/zeiss-showca.... Accessed August 14, 2017.


    2. Sekundo W, Gertnere J, Bertelmann T, Solomatin I. One-year refractive results, contrast sensitivity, high-order aberrations and complications after myopic small-incision lenticule extraction (ReLEx SMILE). Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014;252:837-843.


    3. Han T, Zheng K, Chen Y, Gao Y, He L, Zhou X. Four-year observation of predictability and stability of small incision lenticule extraction. BMC Ophthalmol. 2016;16:149.


    4. Blum M, Täubig K, Gruhn C, Sekundo W, Kunert KS. Five-year results of Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx SMILE). Br J Ophthalmol. 2016;100:1192-1195. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-306822. Epub 2016 Jan 8.


    Dr Jana Gertnere, MD

    E: [email protected]

    Dr Jana Gertnere is a specialist in refractive pathology at Dr Solomatin Eye Center, Riga, Latvia. Dr Gertnere has no financial interest in the products or companies mentioned.

    Dr Igor Solomatin

    E: [email protected]

    Dr Igor Solomatin is a professor of ophthalmology, Latvian state University and practices at Dr Solomatin Eye Center, Riga, Latvia. Dr Solomatin has no financial interest in the products or companies mentioned.



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