Refractive Surgery

Combined SMILE Data

Combined SMILE Data (N = 346)

2021

ᵃPercentages are cumulative

ᵇResults reflect both 20/10 and 20/12

ᶜResults reflect both 20/15 and 20/16

Following the ZEISS VisuMax® femtosecond laser for flap creation and for performing a newer procedure called SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction), 89% of eyes achieved uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) of 20/20 or better, and 92% achieved 20/25 or better. UCVA of 20/40 or better (legal driving vision) was achieved in 99% of all eyes and an exceptional visual result of 20/16 or better was achieved in 61% of eyes.