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Evaluation of femtosecond laser cataract surgery in a contralateral, comparative single-center study

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First Author: G.Auffarth GERMANY

Co Author(s):    F. Auerbach   A. Fitting   R. Khoramnia   F. Kretz   T. Rabsilber   M. Holzer

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To compare the femtosecond laser cataract surgery capsulotomy with the conventional, manual continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis in terms of intraocular lens (IOL) overlap, IOL-Effective Lens Position and refractive outcome.

Setting:

International Vision Correction Research Centre, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Methods:

This contralateral, comparative, randomized, prospective, single-centre study includes 60 eyes of 30 patients in course of a cataract surgery. On one eye of each patient capsulotomy and lens fragmentation is performed with the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform (Bausch+Lomb/Technolas Perfect Vision). In the fellow eye the capsulorhexis is accomplished manually. Examinations are performed preoperatively and 1 day, 1 week, 1, 3 and 6 months after surgery evaluating functional results, flare, topography, biometry, endothelial cell count, wavefront measurements as well as slit-lamp findings and IOL photos.

Results:

So far 12 patients are included in the study. The performed capsulotomies with the femtosecond laser have been well centred and precise. Postoperative findings have been comparable to the manually treatment so far. Further results will be presented.

Conclusions:

Initial results indicate femtosecond laser cataract surgery technique to be safe, effective and precise. Further investigations into this new laser refractive cataract surgery procedure compared to the conventional manual method are on-going.

Financial Disclosure:

... research is funded, fully or partially, by a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented, ... travel has been funded, fully or partially, by a competing company, ... travel has been funded, fully or partially, by a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented, ... research is funded, fully or partially, by a competing company

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