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    Touch-up techniques following SMILE

    Surgeons need to be aware of the options for enhancement



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    Dr Martin Dirisamer, MD, PhD, FEBO

    E: [email protected]

    Dr Dirisamer is the head of the department for refractive surgery at the University Eye Clinic, LMU Munich, Germany. Dr Dirisamer reports no relevant financial disclosures.


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