2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
13 Refractive Surgery
Chapter 12: Emerging Technologies
Refractive Lenticule Extraction
Re-treatment After SMILE
There are many options for performing re-treatments after SMILE. The choice is often dictated by the primary cap thickness and the availability of the technology. The cap may be converted into a flap and a thin-flap LASIK procedure may be performed. PRK may also be performed to re-treat SMILE patients.
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Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 13 - Refractive Surgery. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.