Table 2

Postoperative characteristics of patients undergoing small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and femtosecond-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)

SMILELASIKp Value*
Corrected distance visual acuity†
1 month0.020±0.0540.008±0.0250.136
3 months0.012±0.0300.006±0.0270.322
p Value‡0.1610.635
Uncorrected distance visual acuity†
1 month0.097±0.1420.032±0.0660.002
3 months0.087±0.1450.029±0.0790.009
p Value‡0.2740.368
Sphere
1 month0.067±0.5370.013±0.2970.510
3 months0.049±0.497−0.004±0.2780.489
p Value‡0.6410.548
Cylinder
1 month−0.273±0.316−0.072±0.151<0.001
3 months−0.243±0.316−0.064±0.140<0.001
p Value‡0.2190.576
Spherical equivalent
1 month−0.069±0.565−0.023±0.3310.597
3 months−0.073±0.503−0.036±0.2980.637
p Value‡0.9330.656
  • *Comparison between SMILE and LASIK. p<0.05=statistically significant.

  • †In logarithm of minimum angle of resolution scale.

  • ‡Comparison between 1-month and 3-month results. Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons was performed; p<0.015=statistically significant.