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Introducing the Lensar femtosecond laser to an ambulatory care centre

Poster Details

First Author: S.Shah UK

Co Author(s):    E. Berrow   M. Benson   I. Cunliffe   T. Reuser   S. Naroo  

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To analyse the learning curve for multiple surgeons on the first 100 consecutive cases of laser assisted cataract surgery performed by the Lensar femtosecond laser.

Setting:

Midland Eye, 50 Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2AW. UK

Methods:

Data was prospectively collected for 4 surgeons for their first 100 cases to assess safety and efficacy of the Lensar femtosecond laser. Laser capsulotomy and nucleus fragmentation was performed. The number of suction attempts, failure to treat, length of suction, completion of capsulotomy and fragmentation and complications were documented.

Results:

A complete laser circular capsulotomy was achieved in all cases. Smooth capsular edges were observed in all cases, with no irregularities of the capsular edge. A femtosecond laser fragmentation of the lens was achieved in all cases. A significant decrease of the pupil size after laser part of the procedure was noticed in 22 cases. The most common complication was glass tilt on imaging in 20 eyes requiring reimaging. Average suction time was 4 minutes 20 seconds, with a reduction in suction time with experience of the surgeon. Vitreous loss during the phacoemulsification part of surgery occurred in 1 eye but there were no anterior capsule tears.

Conclusions:

Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery performed by the Lensar femtosecond laser appears safe and effective with an easy learning curve

Financial Disclosure:

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

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