1. AS-OCT as a Rescue Tool During Difficult Lenticule Extraction in SMILE

    AS-OCT as a Rescue Tool During Difficult Lenticule Extraction in SMILE

    PURPOSE: To report a case of lenticule adherent to the anterior cap during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and its subsequent management aided by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 24-year-old woman presented with high myopia of −8.00 −0.50 @ 180° in the right eye and −8.00 −0.25 @ 180° in the left eye and underwent SMILE. In the right eye, difficulty was experienced in separating the lenticule from adjacent stroma. AS-OCT examination confirmed the presence of the lenticule adherent to the anterior stromal cap with the plane of dissection visible posterior to ...

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