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LASIK vs SMILE

Both procedures aim to reshape the cornea to improve vision, but they differ in their approach and certain aspects of the surgical process.

LASIK VS SMILE

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) and SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) are both refractive surgery procedures designed to correct common vision problems, such as myopia (nearsightedness). Both procedures aim to reshape the cornea to improve vision, but they differ in their approach and certain aspects of the surgical process. Here’s a detailed comparison of LASIK vs SMILE:

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis):

Procedure:

SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction):

Procedure:

Choosing Between LASIK and SMILE:

Both LASIK and SMILE are effective refractive surgery options, and the choice between them depends on individual factors, patient preferences, and the surgeon’s recommendation. Consulting with an experienced ophthalmologist is crucial to determine the most suitable procedure based on your unique needs and circumstances.

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