Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance

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

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Safety of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in Japanese eyes

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First Author: M. Hirasawa JAPAN

Co Author(s):    K. Nakamura   S. Ooki   K. Minami   H. Bissen-Miyajima           

Abstract Details


Preferable clinical outcomes of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) have been mostly reported in Caucasian eyes. The safely and efficacy of FLACS in Japanese eyes with smaller eyelids were retrospectively evaluated.


Tokyo Dental College Suidobashi Hospital, Tokyo, Japan


Consecutive 323 eyes of 173 Japanese patients (60 male and 113 female) underwent FLACS with the LenSx® laser Ver. 2.23 (Alcon) from June 2013 to August 2015. Mean age was 63.1 ± 11.0 years (range: 26 to 81 years). After cataract removal, bifocal (293 eyes) or trifocal (30 eyes) diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses were implanted. Rates of successful anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, and corneal incisions created by the laser were calculated. Best-corrected distance visual acuity at 1 week postoperatively was also evaluated.


Anterior capsulotomy without capsular tags or tears and lens fragmentation with no capsular complications were obtained in 98.2% of eyes, and primary and secondary corneal incisions were successfully resected in 94.3%. Incomplete incision was due to senile ring or vessel invasion. Re-docking of the patient interface was required in 35.7% of the eyes with narrow palpebral fissures. Mean postoperative best-corrected distance was -0.11 ± 0.11 logMAR


FLACS was safe and effective in Japanese eyes, although there were difficulties in the docking procedure due to the narrow palpebral fissures.

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