lenticule


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lenticule

A disc-shaped piece of corneal tissue or a piece of synthetic material manufactured to produce a given curvature and thickness. It is implanted into or on top of the cornea to change its anterior curvature. See epikeratoplasty; keratophakia.
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Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a promising new flapless keratomileusis technique to correct myopia, and early results are encouraging.
Sigma-Aldrich is excited to offer the global scientific community access to the LENTICULE disc portfolio," said Trevor Jones, Vice President for the Sigma-Aldrich Analytical Business.
The technique, called SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction), offers patients a less invasive and quicker alternative to LASIK, and with a reduced risk of dry eye issues after the surgery.
The lenticule is made of chemically altered collagen, a naturally occurring protein.
ReLEx smile is laser vision correction by small incision lenticule extraction and was developed by Carl Zeiss Meditec for refractive surgery.
Refractive Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx) Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is the only minimally invasive, flapless procedure in laser vision correction.
Carl Zeiss Meditec has developed the new ReLEx smile technique for refractive surgery, which combines femtosecond laser technology and precise lenticule extraction for minimally invasive laser vision correction for the first time - all in a single system: the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser from Carl Zeiss Meditec.