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

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Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery: effect on early visual acuity

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: FLACS

Session Date/Time: Monday 12/09/2016 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 16:20

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 4

First Author: : I.Singh USA

Co Author(s): :                  

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To compare the uncorrected visual acuity in the early post-operative period for patients who underwent cataract surgery with femtosecond laser assist (FLACS) versus traditional manual technique.

Setting:

St. Catherine's Hospital - Kenosha Wisconsin The Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha- Kenosha WI

Methods:

Prospective, two-arm study with approximately 100 total eyes. All surgeries were performed by a single surgeon at the same facility. All cases were performed on the Stellaris phacoemulsification system (Bausch + Lomb) with the multi-burst power mode. The FLACS cohort underwent laser corneal incision, capsulotomy and lens fragmentation with the Victus femtosecond laser (Bausch + Lomb). The primary endpoint was uncorrected distance visual acuity (UCDVA) at post-operative day one. Secondary endpoints were effective phaco time (EPT) and corneal edema.

Results:

Mean patient gender, age and cataract grade were similar for the two groups. Mean UCDVA on post-op day one was 20/25 for the FLACS and 20/40 for the manual cohort. Mean EPT was 0.45 seconds for the FLACS and 2.51 seconds for the manual cohort. Mean corneal edema grade on post-op day one was 0.3 for the FLACS and 0.8 for the manual cohort. Additional analysis will be provided in the final abstract.

Conclusions:

Patients often have high expectations for FLACS, including rapid visual recovery and excellent visual clarity. The superior early visual acuity in the FLACS cohort may be due to reduced EPT, lower corneal edema, more predictable capsulotomy or other factors yet to be determined.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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