Wavefront-Guided LASIK Has Comparable Ocular and Corneal Aberrometric Outcomes but Better Visual Acuity Outcomes Than SMILE in Myopic Eyes
In the Journal of Refractive Surgery from the August of 2018 issue, the article written by Rohit Shetty M.D. Et. al titled “Wavefront-Guided LASIK Has Comparable Ocular and Corneal Aberrometric Outcomes but Better Visual Acuity Outcomes Than SMILE in Myopic Eyes” compares Wavefront Guided LASIK (WFG) with small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).
In this study, 48 SMILE eyes were completed and 58 WFG LASIK eyes were completed. The eyes were re-tested at the one month and 3 month post-operative periods using corneal topography and anterior aberration assessment. Both WFG LASIK and SMILE had comparable safety and efficacy. However, it was noticed that more WFG LASIK eyes had achieved an uncorrected distance vision of 20/16 after surgery than SMILE eyes. WFG LASIK and SMILE had similar aberrometric outcomes but WFG has better postoperative visual acuity. The experience was small pupil size, internal aberrations and wound healing can enable similar outcomes with both procedures.
Here at Cornerstone Eye Associates, Dr. Hanuch uses Wavefront-Guided LASIK technology for all of our LASIK and PRK procedures. Many of our patients have a visual outcome of 20/20 or better and continues to report successful post-operative visual outcomes from our LASIK/PRK patients.