lenticule


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lenticule

(ˈlɛntɪˌkjuːl)
n
(Photography) photog any of the minute lenses of a lenticular film
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Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) have been shown to be safe and effective options of vision correction for these patients.
Changes in donor corneal lenticule thickness after Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with organ-cultured corneas.
According to the company, the ZEISS ReLEx SMILE utilises the high-precision femtosecond laser VisuMax to create a lenticule inside the cornea and access incision in a single treatment step.
The Surgeon's Guide to SMILE: Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (online access included)
Tan, "Glide insertion technique for donor cornea lenticule during Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty," Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, vol.
Phakic intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, corneal refractive surgery (small incision lenticule extraction and laser in situ keratomileusis), and refractive lens exchange are alternatives for the surgical treatment of high myopia [1].
Different procedures have been used in refractive surgery which include photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), radical keratotomy (RK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK), small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) etc.4 Refractive surgeries with laser flap makers were approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 and femtosecond specifically for flap creation was approved in 2001.5 Femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (femto-LASIK) is very successful latest innovation in refractive surgery because of its better outcome, long-term stable results, and lesser complications compared to other procedures.6 Femtosecond uses ultra-short duration of the pulses (10-15) causing significantly less damage to the collateral tissues.
In the first procedure, dubbed PEARL for PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule, the laser makes a small cut in the eye's cornea; then a slice of corneal tissue, called a lenticule, is removed through the cut.
Additionally, small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure using femtosecond laser to create an intrastromal lenticule is done for refractive surgery [144].
(1) Femtosecond laser systems are increasingly used in refractive lenticule extraction (RELEX).