Intraoperative complications of refractive small incision lenticule extraction in the early learning curve
Received 17 November 2017
Accepted for publication 27 February 2018
Published 9 April 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 665—668
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
Abdelmonem M Hamed,1,2 Shereef M Abdelwahab,1,2 Tarek T Soliman1,2
1Ebsar Eye Center, Benha, Qalyubia, Egypt; 2Ophthalmology Department, Benha University, Benha, Qalyubia, Egypt
Purpose: To study the intraoperative complications of refractive small incision lenticule extraction (ReSMILE push-up technique), and to record the mean intraoperative duration time of all surgeries for the refractive surgeon in his early learning curve.
Setting: Ebsar Eye Center, Benha, Egypt.
Design: A prospective, single-center, cohort clinical study.
Methods: This prospective, single-center, cohort clinical study was done on patients with myopia and myopic astigmatism, who were enrolled for SMILE surgeries. All the SMILE operations were performed by a single refractive surgeon (AMH), by using only the ReSMILE push-up technique.
Results: A total of 190 eyes were operated upon, using the (ReSMILE push-up technique), with a mean follow-up period of 2 months. The intraoperative complications have been recorded for all patients. The mean operative duration of all cases was 4.45±1.45 minutes.
Conclusion: The ReSMILE: push-up technique seems to facilitate visualization of the edge of the lenticule of the SMILE surgery, especially for the refractive surgeon in his early learning curve.
Keywords: ReLEX, SMILE, ReSMILE, refractive, SMILE complications
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