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

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All laser cataract surgery compared to femtophaco surgery: corneal trauma evaluation

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Session Title: Moderated Poster Session: FLACS

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 14:00-15:00

Paper Time: 14:20

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : L.Mastropasqua ITALY

Co Author(s): :    P. Mattei   L. Toto   L. Vecchiarino   E. D'ugo   E. Doronzo   G. Falconio

Abstract Details


To evaluate corneal tissue trauma after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and phacoemulsification (femtophaco surgery) compared to FLACS and nanolaser emulsification (all laser surgery).


Ophthalmology Clinic, University “G. d’Annunzio”of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.


Forty-two eyes of 42 patients candidates to cataract surgery were enrolled in two groups: femtophaco surgery (group 1 with 21 eyes) and all laser surgery (group 2 with 21 eyes). Main outcome measures were uncorrected and distance corrected visual acuity, corneal endothelial cell count (ECC), corneal thickness (CT) at the tunnel site and at the center of the cornea. The follow-up controls were set at 7, 30, 60 and 90 days after surgery.


Postoperatively, there was a significant decrement of ECC in group 1 at 90 days compared with preoperative values (p< .001) and between 30 and 90 days (p=.008). The between group difference was statistically significant at 90 days (p< .001). The central CT showed a significant increase at 7 (p=.002) and 30 (p=.009) days postoperatively in group 1 and at 7 days postoperatively in group 2 (p=.018). Between group differences showed a statistically significant difference at 30 (p=.018). Both groups showed a peak of CT at tunnel site at 7 days. A statistically significant lower increase of CT at tunnel site was observed for group 2 at 30 days (p<.001).


All laser surgery induced lower central endothelial cell loss and lower increase of corneal thickness compared to femtophaco surgery.

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