SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr.Hyung-jin Koo in Korea, who is a world widely recognized medical member of ophthalmology with outstanding medical skills of SMILE, released his operating result of SMILE, which attracts great attention among the medical teams of ophthalmology.
SMILE is an operating technique that minimizes damage to cornea other than any other existing vision correction surgery, due to minimal incision without making any corneal flap and removing any corneal epithelium. As a result, it is statistically proved that more than 1/10 rates of side effects of the existing LASIK or LASEK, such as dry eye, keratoconus, corneal opacity and etc., are improved.
Moreover, different from the existing LASIK/LASEK that take at least three days after the surgery for a patient to wash his/her face and put on makeup, a patient of SMILE is able to resume normal activities by being allowed to wash his/her face, take a shower, and put on makeup a day right after the surgery, which is a huge difference.
The outcome of SMILE that Dr.Koo released in The Korea Ophthalmological Society was extremely amazing. That is, the average visual acuity measured after SMILE surgery for 1,200 eyes operated by Dr.Koo was 1.15. On top of that, the rate of various side effects was lower than that of other existing LASIK/LASEK surgeries.
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.
With his great performance recognized, Dr.Koo was awarded a SMILE Global Luminary in 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress, an award that is conferred to a medical member whose medical skills for SMILE are the very best.
This award is regarded as highly honorable, in that Dr,Koo with his great performance was officially recognized as a medical member with the best medical skills for SMILE, by the medical teams of ophthalmology all over the world.