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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Session Title: Femtolaser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 08:54

Venue: Hall C1

First Author: : A.Tawfik EGYPT

Co Author(s): :    A. Alamin                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To compare the intraoperative complications and safety of femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

Setting:

Zagazig university hospital & Alfardous eye hospital

Methods:

Eyes had femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery (study group) or phacoemulsification (control group) by 1 of 2 surgeons. The technique comprised manual corneal incisions and capsulorhexis or laser–assisted anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, corneal incisions, phacoemulsification, and intraocular lens implantation.

Results:

The study group comprised 125 eyes and the control group, 228 eyes. Patient demographics were similar between groups. There was a significant improvement in vacuum/docking attempts, surface recognition adjustments, treatment, and vacuum time during the laser procedure in the study group. Anterior capsule tears occurred in 1.84% of eyes in the study group and 0.22% of eyes in the control group (P < .0001). Anterior capsulotomy tags occurred in 1.62% study group eyes. There was no significant difference in posterior capsule tears between the 2 groups (0.43% versus 0.18%). The incidence of significant intraoperative corneal haze and miosis was higher and the effective phacoemulsification time significantly lower in the study group (P < .001).

Conclusions:

Study has shown acceptable safety and efficacy of femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, with improvements in anterior capsulotomy, phaco fragmentation & segmentation and corneal incisions, which is promising for possible advantage over conventional cataract surgery.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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