If you suffer from myopia, you may think your treatment options are limited. However, a new eye procedure aims to help those suffering and it could be a great option for you.
Myopia is common eye condition in which close objects can be seen clearly but distant objects are blurry without correction. LASIK and PRK have been the main stay treatments for myopia for over two decades. In late 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for SMILE procedure for -1 to -8 D myopia with up to 0.5D astigmatism. SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. During a SMILE procedure, a femtosecond laser with precise short pulses is used to make small incision in the cornea to create a disc-shaped piece of tissue. This tissue is then removed by the surgeon though the opening which causes the corneal shape to change, permanently changing the prescription.
In April 2017, the first SMILE procedure in the state was performed at Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center by Dr. Ming Wang.
“We were very excited to be able to once again introduce the next generation laser correction procedure to the state”, said the center director Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD.
SMILE has unique advantage over LASIK. The surgery is minimally invasive as the surgeon needs only to create a small, precise opening to correct vision. The laser incision is smaller than 6 millimeters for SMILE, compared to approximately 20 millimeters for LASIK. This helps the cornea to retain more of its natural strength and reduces the risk of rare flap complications. Dry eye after SMILE is also reduced compared with LASIK, as nerves responsible for tear production during the cornea remain more intact in SMILE.
Is SMILE an option for you? Learn about the SMILE procedure at a free seminar hosted by Dr. Ming Wang Thursday, January 10th at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 1715 Broadway, Nashville.
If you bring 2 guests, you’ll get 25% off, 35% off if you bring 3 guests, and for attending the seminar you’ll receive a $1200 voucher.
WHAT: Free LASIK Vision Seminar
WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 6:30pm
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 1715 Broadway, Nashville
About Dr. Ming Wang
Dr. Ming Wang is the 1st surgeon to perform the 3D LASIK surgery and the only surgeon in the state who performs 3D LASIK & 3D SMILE®. Dr. Wang performed 55,000 procedures (including over 4,000 doctors). He received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology & the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Chinese Physician Association. He published 9 textbooks & a paper in the world-renowned journal “Nature.” He holds several U.S. patents (including amniotic membrane contact lens) and performed the world’s first laser artificial cornea implantation.
Learn more at www.wangcataractLASIK.com