What are the differences & similarities between LASIK & SMILE Procedure?
The Lasik Surgeries in Punjab are getting advanced with each passing year. The refractive surgeries which are commonly performed by the eye hospitals in Punjab include the following:
- Phakic IOLs
- Corneal Inlays
- Corneal strengthening procedures
- Cataract surgery
Recent Welcome of SMILE
SMILE is one of the novel forms of the LVC (Laser Vision Correction). It is quite similar to LASIK, but still, it is different from LASIK.
Let’s Differentiate: LASIK V/s SMILE
Since the optometrists come across so many patients regularly who are interested in undergoing LVC, the doctors need to make sure that they have enough knowledge about both procedures so that they can help the patients to choose the right procedure to undergo. If you do not have the right knowledge about the same and want to have that, then read the following differences:
The Steps Of The Procedure Are Different
|LASIK can be considered a two-step procedure.
In the first step, the thin corneal flap is created with either of the following:
The second step involves the lifting of the flap to reshape the corneal stroma so that the particular kind of ametropia can be treated. Afterwards, the flap is repositioned which acts as a natural bandage and allow them for rapid visual recovery.
|Just like the LASIK Procedure, SMILE is also a two-step procedure that is accomplished with the following steps:
The first step involves the creation of two intrastromal cuts with the help of the femtosecond laser. Then the creation of the small opening will be intended so that the newly created lenticule can be accessed.
The second step involves the removal and the manual dissection of the lenticule.
Which Conditions Can Be Treated?
|The sphere of the conditions to be treated by the LASIK procedure is considerably wide which includes all the following:
|SMILE is the condition which is used to treat:
Myopia from -1.00 D to -8.00 D with up to -0.50 D of myopic astigmatism.
The clinical trials to treat Astigmatism and Hyperopia has surely taken place, but these are still not in use to treat these conditions.
There is a giant similarity between the SMILE and LASIK procedures and according to which both of these have the same postoperative courses. The patients who undergo either SMILE or the LASIK procedure can experience early recovery.
LASIK patients can obtain the 20/20 vision on the day when the procedure is accomplished. But as far as the SMILE patients are concerned, these do have some time to achieve 20/20 results.
The complications are usually not experienced from either LASIK or the SMILE. In case these come out, then they can get treated on their own.
If you are interested in finishing the dependency over the glasses or the lens, then it is high time that you consult with the doctors of the Mitra Eye hospital and the Lasik Laser Surgery.