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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Session Title: Femtolaser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 08:54

Venue: Hall C1

First Author: : A.Tawfik EGYPT

Co Author(s): :    A. Alamin                    

Abstract Details


To compare the intraoperative complications and safety of femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery.


Zagazig university hospital & Alfardous eye hospital


Eyes had femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery (study group) or phacoemulsification (control group) by 1 of 2 surgeons. The technique comprised manual corneal incisions and capsulorhexis or laser–assisted anterior capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, corneal incisions, phacoemulsification, and intraocular lens implantation.


The study group comprised 125 eyes and the control group, 228 eyes. Patient demographics were similar between groups. There was a significant improvement in vacuum/docking attempts, surface recognition adjustments, treatment, and vacuum time during the laser procedure in the study group. Anterior capsule tears occurred in 1.84% of eyes in the study group and 0.22% of eyes in the control group (P < .0001). Anterior capsulotomy tags occurred in 1.62% study group eyes. There was no significant difference in posterior capsule tears between the 2 groups (0.43% versus 0.18%). The incidence of significant intraoperative corneal haze and miosis was higher and the effective phacoemulsification time significantly lower in the study group (P < .001).


Study has shown acceptable safety and efficacy of femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, with improvements in anterior capsulotomy, phaco fragmentation & segmentation and corneal incisions, which is promising for possible advantage over conventional cataract surgery.

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