Early experience with sub-1-mm cataract surgery performed using a currently available femtosecond laser platform demonstrates the feasibility of the procedure.
Cheryl Guttman Krader
Femtosecond laser-assisted procedures continue to be a focus of attention in cataract surgery as manufacturers and surgeons aim to elevate efficacy and safety outcomes to a higher level.
Results of a comparative study investigating capsulotomy features and ease of cataract extraction demonstrate clear benefits for using a femtosecond laser to create the capsular opening and fragment the nucleus.
Findings from a prospective study demonstrate that capsulotomy creation using a proprietary femtosecond laser system improves the predictability of effective lens position to deliver increased refractive accuracy and better visual acuity outcomes.
Using a femtosecond laser to create the capsulotomy results in an incremental, but statistically significant, improvement in the accuracy of refractive outcomes after cataract surgery.
Results from the prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled Dutch Lamellar Corneal Transplantation Study support performing deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty instead of penetrating keratoplasty in eyes needing corneal transplantation for stromal pathology not affecting the endothelium.
New surgical procedures and advances in structural imaging were once again the focus of interest in glaucoma during 2011.
As leading cataract surgeons reflect on the newest advances in the field over the past year, the femtosecond laser maintained its place in the spotlight.
A proprietary surgery system brings to laser vision correction surgeons the benefits of expertise in both femtosecond and excimer laser technology.
The debate over the need to remove the corneal epithelium when performing corneal collagen crosslinking will continue until long-term data from peer-reviewed studies become available to answer the question of whether a procedure done with the epithelium on results in sufficient crosslinking for long-term arrest of ectasia progression.