SMILE - 12 years of leading innovation

2 October 2020 · 30 min read

Marcus Blum MD


Jarno Ylitalo MD FEBO


Daniel Kook MD


Detlev R.H. Breyer MD


Pavel Stodulka MD PhD


Leonardo Mastropasqua MD


Mario Nubile MD


Leading innovation with SMILE

In this supplement, renowned cataract and refractive surgeons provide an overview on 12 years SMILE, Lenticule Extraction as a leading innovation in Laser Vision Correction.

Plenty of Reasons to SMILE
By Marcus Blum, MD
Chairman of Ophthalmology, Helios Klinikum Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

The Journey From Critic to Believer
By Jarno Ylitalo, MD, FEBO
Eye Hospital of Silmäasema, Helsinki, Finland

Changing the Paradigm of the Laser Vision Correction Market
By Daniel Kook, MD
PROF. KOOK & PARTNER Augenarztpraxis, Munich, Germany

Getting the Most From SMILE Laser Vision Correction
By Detlev R.H. Breyer, MD
PremiumEyes and Breyer-Kaymak-Klabe Eye Surgery, Düsseldorf, Germany

Hyperopic SMILE on the Horizon
By Pavel Stodulka, MD, PhD
Gemini Eye Clinics, Czech Republic

The Rich Promise of Lenticule Transplantation in Keratoconus
By Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD; Mario Nubile, MD
Excellence Eye Research Center, University Gabriele d’ Annunzio of Chieti, Pescara, Italy

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    M. Blum, D. Kook and D. Breyer have a contractual or other financial relationship with Carl Zeiss Meditec AG and its affiliates and have received financial support.