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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2],[20],[21],[22],[23] Moreover, with the modification of the lenticule inserting procedure, ECL was reported between 23.
Effect of suction on macular and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness during femtosecond lenticule extraction and femtosecond laser-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis.
In 1 eye of 1 patient, a 1 mm tear occured in the sidecut intraoperatively, while removing the lenticule.
After cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation, we used the same scleral tunnel to insert the donor lenticule.
Thompson says he has recently developed enzyme-resistant lenticule materials and collagen-based adhesives that may prove superior to those used in the monkey experiments.
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.
A Novel Tectonic Keratoplasty with Femtosecond Laser Intrastromal Lenticule for Corneal Ulcer and Perforation.
2) Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a newer procedure being utilized to treat myopia.
There have been several studies published recently looking at combining hyperopic LASIK with corneal crosslinking, (7) as well as studies looking at different modalities of laser vision correction such as small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).
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.
Background: Small incision refractive lenticule extraction (SMILE) is an effective laser procedure that treats myopia.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) are two flapless refractive surgical techniques used to treat myopia.