Can I go for the SMILE procedure first but only decide to store my lenticules later?
How long can the lenticules remain viable in cryopreservation?
Why should you preserve your lenticules?
In summary, the future potential of presbyopic treatments from lenticule implantation can offer more benefits and advantages over current presbyopia treatments.
I wish to do SMILE procedure and store my lenticules. Which clinic can I go to?
I am interested to store my lenticules. How do I know if I am eligible to store?
When can I use my lenticules?
Is OptiQ™ licensed to operate this storage service?
Can my stored lenticules be given to another person?
However, your suitability as a lenticule donor depends on your health history and infectious disease screening results. This to avoid transplant-transmitted infections. The final decision whether your stored lenticules can be used by another person will be made by the attending physician.
How do I know if my lenticules are successfully processed and stored?
Where can I get my lenticules (re)implanted to correct presbyopia?
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