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Comparison of femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery vs conventional phacoemulsification in white cataracts

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Session Title: FLACS II

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/09/2015 | 14:30-16:00

Paper Time: 14:48

Venue: Room 16

First Author: : R.Om Parkash INDIA

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Abstract Details


Evaluation of the femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) technique compared with the manual phacoemulsification in white cataracts.


Dr Om Parkash Eye Institute, Amritsar, India


40 eyes of patients with white cataract were included . Group 1 included 20 eyes in whom femto-phaco( capsulotomy & lens fragmentation) was carried out. Group 2 included 20 eyes in whom conventional capsulorhexis & lens emulsification was performed. In both groups, the centring, size, free floating nature / capsular tags & peripheral extension of the capsulotomy was compared. The success of partial nuclear fragmentation in group 1 was noted. Postoperatively ,uncorrected distance visual acuity, corrected distance visual acuity, endothelial cell density, Intraoperatively effective phacoemulsification time (EPT)and BSS volume were measured.


In Group 1, the centering & size was comparable with previous studies. Free floating capsulotomy was observed in 8 eyes. Capsulotomy was completed without peripheral extension in all the eyes. In Group 2 , the centering & sizing was an issue in 8 eyes . There was peripheral extension in one eye. Partial nuclear fragmentation was observed in 2 eyes in Group 1.


The results indicate the FLACS technique provides better centring and sizing of capsulorhexis as compared to manual capsulorhexis. The partial fragmentation of nuclear pieces was possible in only 2 cases in Group 1.

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