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Anterior capsulotomy outcomes: a comparison between two femtosecond laser cataract surgery platforms

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: FLACS

Session Date/Time: Monday 07/09/2015 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 15:50

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : N.Yesilirmak USA

Co Author(s): :    V. Diakonis   S. Pantanelli   Z. Al-Mohtaseb   G. Kounis   S. Yoo   K. Donaldson

Abstract Details


To compare the capsulotomy outcomes between two femtosecond laser platforms for cataract surgery.


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


This retrospective case series included 205 eyes of 162 consecutive patients (75 male and 87 female) aged 68.32 +/- 10.27 years (range, from 38 to 92 years), that underwent femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) using either the LenSx or the Catalys laser platform. Intraoperative assessment of the capsulotomy was performed and graded as one of the following four types: complete treatment pattern (type 1), microadhesions (type 2), incomplete treatment pattern (type 3) and complete pattern but not continuous (type 4).


Ninety seven eyes underwent FLACS using the LenSx platform (Group 1) and 108 eyes using the Catalys platform (Group 2). Ninety four capsulotomies of group 1 were graded as type 1 (96.91%) while three were graded as type 2 (3.09%); concerning group 2, all capsulotomies were graded as type 1 (100%). There was no statistically significant difference between group 1 and group 2 (p>0.05). No intraoperative complications (specifically, no posterior capsular extension or vitreous loss) were noticed in any of the eyes included in the study.


The LenSx and Catalys laser platforms demonstrate similar capsulotomy outcomes. The microadhesions that were demonstrated concerning three cases of group 1 (LenSx platform) did not lead to intra- or post- operative complications.

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