AAO 2015
    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Refractive Mgmt/Intervention

    This video shows complications recorded during small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE), rapidly growing in popularity as the next generation of laser vision corrective surgery. Despite the perceived benefits, SMILE requires a greater level of surgical skill and potential complications include

    • Suction loss
    • Obstructive opaque bubble layer
    • Incomplete lenticular dissection
    • Torn lenticule during extraction

    The risk and management of these complications must be understood for the new refractive surgeon to be fully equipped in selecting and performing SMILE.