SMILE – characteristics of the procedure and the patients’ quality of life Review article

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Marika Wolniewińska
Barbara Czarnota-Nowakowska
Jagoda Wolniewińska
Joanna Wierzbowska
Jarosław Kocięcki


ReLEx® SMILE is a relatively new flapless laser vision correction procedure carried out exclusively by femtosecond laser which earned confidence among both physicians and patients. The procedure constitutes an alternative to LASIK, which was considered so far the golden standard in myopia and myopic astigmatism corrections. The present paper discusses the advantages of the ReLEx® SMILE in comparison with other types of laser vision correction, including the patients quality of life after ReLEx® SMILE.


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Wolniewińska M, Czarnota-Nowakowska B, Wolniewińska J, Wierzbowska J, Kocięcki J. SMILE – characteristics of the procedure and the patients’ quality of life. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2021Jun.30 [cited 2021Oct.22];8(2):133-41. Available from:
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