femtosecond laser

Femtosecond laser use shows very low rate of capsule tears
Femtosecond laser use shows very low rate of capsule tears
Toward emmetropia: More advances, more improvementsAdvances in treatments for keratoconus and presbyopia in 2016 continued to move patients toward emmetropia.
Year in review: Cataract surgeryLooking back over the past year and into the near future, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Robert H. Osher, MD, and Mark Packer, MD, spoke to Ophthalmology Times about developments in diagnostic products and other tools used in cataract surgery. In addition, they discussed combination microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and office-based surgery as new trends.
Evolutions in laser technologies making cataract surgery saferLaser techniques have fundamentally changed the cataract surgery landscape. New, versatile platforms have made surgery safer and provided superior clinical outcomes precisely, consistently and predictably.
Capsulotomy creation: Benefits with low risksFindings from an updated analysis of outcomes at a single center reaffirm the safety of femtosecond laser capsulotomy by showing it is associated with a low rate of anterior capsule tears.
Complicated case underscores need for care, preparationA case of cataract surgery with planned presbyopia-correcting IOL implantation– complicated by posterior capsule rupture and a postoperative refractive surprise– reinforced important lessons and provided a new revelation to one experienced surgeon.
Performing femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty for keratoconusA retrospective study evaluating outcomes in patients with keratoconus found that when compared to femtosecond laser-enabled keratoplasty (FLEK), femtosecond laser deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (FsDALK) had similar overall visual and refractive outcomes with a statistically significant lower overall graft rejection rate.
Why surgeons should not undersell their femtosecond laserWhen it comes to their eyes, patients want the safest treatments, and they know the best technology available is a laser. The cataract patient demographic is changing, and patients today have active lifestyles that demand functional vision.
Creating corneal inlay pockets with femtosecond laser technologyA surgeon with clinical experience with three femtosecond lasers discusses the practicalities of creating ideal femtosecond laser inlay pockets.
Reverse side cut produces better self-sealing efficacyA 110° reverse side cut primary incision created with a femtosecond laser provides an effective seal for potential wound leakage in a recent study.