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Dr. Chynn on SMILE procedure

A college of Dr. Chynn inquired about the new SMILE ReLEX procedure

Q:

I have a friend in London with myopia (-1.75 & -2.75, Aet ~ 40 & female) considering refractive surgery.

Is it time for SMILE (1,2) or if it were your family member would you do LASIK … or PRK?

Any recommendations re surgeon – please contact me directly.Is there really less dry eye (3)?

A by Emil Chynn, MD:

My humble yet informed opinion as the 1st eye MD in NYC to get LASIK and having switched from incisional to non incisional surgery years ago:

at such a low rx, she should have LASEK, as there is 0 risk of making her see worse in well-trained hands, and there is no need to cut a flap for such a low Rx, and her chance of haze at such a low Rx is also 0, and she will heal quickly if it is a true LASEK not a PRK (defined as en bloc removal of epithelium, not whether you put it back or not, i suggest not after 20,000 surface ablations), and he chance of dry eyes or night glare will be lower than after any incisional surgery, and i don’t know why smile is all the rage except for marketing, having seen many and done 1 while in europe last year, and you cannot treat HOA or even cyl very well with smile, so isn’t it really a glorified ALK?

No other laser vision correction surgeon in New York….

No other laser vision correction surgeon in New York....

...offers you the opportunity to have a Free Remote Consultation with the surgeon! Ask Dr. Chynn your main question or concern, and will answer, personally, within 2 business days!

Unsure whether you're a good candidate because of a lot of astigmatism? Large pupils? Dry eyes? Maybe you were rejected by LASIK surgeons due to a “thin cornea” or high prescription.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to find out if LASEK is an option for you from Dr. Chynn, our famous, cornea fellowship-trained, Columbia & Harvard graduate who’s in MENSA & was the 1st eye surgeon in NY, NJ, CT & PA to get LASIK, & has performed 1,000 PRKs, 5,000 LASIKs, 10,000 LASEKs, and 5,000 epiLASEKs

But please be considerate. Dr. Chynn gets paid $1,000/hour as a consultant for expert networks & expert witness, so please limit yourself to your most pressing question or concern, as he’s doing this for free on a trial basis to help interested patients.

Please include the information below in your email so Dr. Chynn can answer your question specifically.

Age:
Approximate prescription (if known):
Occupation (the more specific the better):
Main barrier or concern:

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No other laser vision correction surgeon in New York….

No other laser vision correction surgeon in New York....

...offers you the opportunity to have a Free Remote Consultation with the surgeon! Ask Dr. Chynn your main question or concern, and will answer, personally, within 2 business days!

Unsure whether you're a good candidate because of a lot of astigmatism? Large pupils? Dry eyes? Maybe you were rejected by LASIK surgeons due to a “thin cornea” or high prescription.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to find out if LASEK is an option for you from Dr. Chynn, our famous, cornea fellowship-trained, Columbia & Harvard graduate who’s in MENSA & was the 1st eye surgeon in NY, NJ, CT & PA to get LASIK, & has performed 1,000 PRKs, 5,000 LASIKs, 10,000 LASEKs, and 5,000 epiLASEKs

But please be considerate. Dr. Chynn gets paid $1,000/hour as a consultant for expert networks & expert witness, so please limit yourself to your most pressing question or concern, as he’s doing this for free on a trial basis to help interested patients.

Please include the information below in your email so Dr. Chynn can answer your question specifically.

Age:
Approximate prescription (if known):
Occupation (the more specific the better):
Main barrier or concern:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.