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An education on a popular technique

Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) edited by Claudio Orlich Dundorf, Antonio Méndez Noble and Arturo Ramírez-Miranda published by Jaypee Highlights

Leigh Spielberg

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019

As SMILE® takes off, so do the publications dedicated to educating ophthalmologists about the technique. Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) (Jaypee Highlights) is a recent addition.

This 200-page book covers it all. After discussing the history of laser refractive surgery and SMILE itself, important concepts such as the principles of femtosecond laser and corneal biomechanics after SMILE are considered. But refractive surgery is not only about the procedure itself, as suggested by the chapter entitled “Management of Expectations”.

Each surgeon wants to know as much as possible about complications. These are all considered, from the dry eye to the more serious corneal ectasia.

This book is ideal for refractive surgeons who are considering adding SMILE to their armamentarium, refractive surgery fellows looking for additional information and general ophthalmologists who are considering entering the field of refractive surgery.