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Comparison of the level of ultrasonic energy used during femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and classic phacoemulsification

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First Author: J.Szaflik POLAND

Co Author(s):    T. Galecki   M. Lazicka Galecka   A. Kaminska   J. Szaflik     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To compare the level of ultrasonic energy used during femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and classic phacoemulsification

Setting:

Department of Ophthalmology Medical University of Warsaw, Poland Head: Professor Jacek P. Szaflik, MD, PhD

Methods:

Retrospective evaluation of 150 consecutive femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgeries and classic phacoemulsification procedures. Cataract nuclei hardness were N2 to N5 according to LOCS III grading. In all cases total CDE was analyzed

Results:

All the surgeries were carried out using LensX (Alcon) femtolaser with SoftFit patient interface and Inifinity (Alcon) torsional phacoemulsification. All the surgeries were uneventful. None of the patients developed clinically significant corneal edema after the surgery. In classic phacoemulsification group mean CDE was 11,965 (from 1,21 to 57,16), and in FLACS group mean CDE was 7,749 (from 0,11 to 40,13). Reduction of mean CDE was 35,23%.

Conclusions:

Femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery was safe and effective procedure, reducing intraoperative trauma caused by ultrasonic energy. Further studies are needed to fully assess clinical implication of this data.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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