SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There have been several kinds of Vision Correction Surgery: LASIK, LASEK, and ICL. However, recently medical teams of ophthalmology include SMILE as another innovative vision correction surgery.
SMILE is the most advanced vision correction surgery that makes up for the weakness and strengthens the strength of the existing LASIK/LASEK. It is evaluated as the most innovative surgery ever among the laser vision correction surgeries, in that a patient is able to resume normal activities by being allowed to wash his/her face and put on makeup a day right after the surgery, as well as it lowers more than 10 times of the rate of side effects of the existing LASIK/LASEK such as dry eye, keratoconus, and etc.
In this current attention of SMILE among the medical teams of ophthalmology, there is a world widely recognized medical member, Hyung-jin Koo in Korea. He has performed surgeries for 6,000 eyes for two years for the first time in the history of SMILE.
Moreover, in April, the average visual acuity measured after SMILE for 1,200 eyes by NUNEMISO Eye Center located in Seoul, Republic of Korea, where Dr.Koo is a representative, was 1.15, which is amazing. Dr.Koo released this result in The Korea Ophthalmological Society, so that he received great attention.
Therefore, Dr.Koo was awarded a SMILE Global Luminary in 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress held in Japan, so that his great outcome was officially recognized from the medical teams around the world.
Many specialists of ophthalmology appraise this great outcome as a result from the combination of innovative operating technique of SMILE and Dr.Koo’s outstanding medical skills.