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Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;41(2):180-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2012.02851.x. Epub 2012 Sep 17.

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: technology and clinical practice.

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  • 1Vision Eye Institute, Chatswood, Australia. tim.roberts@vgaustralia.com

Abstract

The recent introduction of femtosecond lasers to cataract surgery has generated much interest among ophthalmologists around the world. Laser cataract surgery integrates high-resolution anterior segment imaging systems with a femtosecond laser, allowing key steps of the procedure, including the primary and side-port corneal incisions, the anterior capsulotomy and fragmentation of the lens nucleus, to be performed with computer-guided laser precision. There is emerging evidence of reduced phacoemulsification time, better wound architecture and a more stable refractive result with femtosecond cataract surgery, as well as reports documenting an initial learning curve. This article will review the current state of technology and discuss our clinical experience.

© 2012 The Authors. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology © 2012 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

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  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery: response. [Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014]
  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery. [Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014]
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