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Cataract refractive femtosecond

Thomas A Berk, Matthew B Schlenker, Xavier Campos-Möller, Austin M Pereira, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed
PURPOSE: Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has emerged as an alternative to manual cataract surgery (MCS) for corneal incision and capsulorhexis creation, as well as nuclear fragmentation. This study compares postoperative refractive and visual outcomes in eyes receiving MCS or FLACS. DESIGN: Single-center, comparative, retrospective cohort analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive eyes receiving FLACS and MCS from July 1, 2012, to July 31, 2015, at a single tertiary care center...
March 6, 2018: Ophthalmology
Jong Ho Ahn, Dong Hyun Kim, Kyung Hwan Shyn
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in clinical practice in the field of refractive surgery in Korea over the past 10 years. METHODS: A survey consisting of 59 multiple-choice questions regarding the preferred types of refractive surgery, excimer laser machine, and presbyopia surgery was mailed to 742 members of the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in January 2016, and 50 members responded to the survey. These data were compared with the 2005 or 2007 survey results...
January 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
Mats Lundström, Mor Dickman, Ype Henry, Sonia Manning, Paul Rosen, Marie-José Tassignon, David Young, Ulf Stenevi
PURPOSE: To describe a large cohort of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgeries in terms of baseline characteristics and the related outcomes. SETTING: Eighteen cataract surgery clinics in 9 European countries and Australia. DESIGN: Prospective multicenter case series. METHODS: Data on consecutive eyes having femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in the participating clinics were entered in the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EUREQUO)...
December 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Xiaogang Wang, Zhe Zhang, Xiaoyan Li, Lisha Xie, Haining Zhang, Douglas D Koch, Li Wang, Suhua Zhang
PURPOSE: To investigate the wound healing changes of clear corneal incisions performed with a femtosecond laser or a steel bevel knife in cataract surgery using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: Prospectively, consecutive patients undergoing either femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (femtosecond laser group) using the LenSx laser (Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, TX) or traditional cataract surgery using steel blades (control group) were enrolled...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Michael Lawless, Lewis Levitz, Chris Hodge
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) was introduced in 2009 and has increasingly been incorporated into surgical practice. The automation of three key aspects of cataract surgery was expected to deliver a significant improvement in both refractive and safety outcomes. The published literature has not yet shown consistent refractive improvement above conventional techniques. The purpose of this paper is to review current FLACS refractive outcomes and explore factors that may have contributed to the current findings and whether future improvements are possible...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Harvey Siy Uy, Sunil Shah, Mark Packer
PURPOSE: To compare the sealability of femtosecond laser-constructed and manual clear corneal incisions (CCIs) in patients undergoing cataract surgery. METHODS: This prospective, randomized study included 62 eyes of 62 patients with cataract grade 1 to 2 (LOCS scale). The patients were randomly assigned (1:1) for creation of either manual CCI (with a 2.4-mm keratome) or femtosecond laser-assisted CCI (LENSAR, Inc., Orlando, FL) (31 eyes in each group) before undergoing femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Connor J Baharozian, Christian Song, Kathryn M Hatch, Jonathan H Talamo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine an arcuate incision (AI) nomogram to treat astigmatism during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective, cohort study. Femtosecond laser (FSL)-assisted transepithelial AIs were created at a 9.0 mm optical zone, 80% depth, centered on the limbus. We modified the manual Donnenfeld limbal relaxing incision nomogram to 70% for with-the-rule (WTR), 80% for oblique (OBL), and 100% for against-the-rule (ATR) astigmatism...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, Xu He, Nilufer Yesilirmak, Daniel Waren, Kendall E Donaldson
PURPOSE: To analyze and compare the changes in endothelial cell density (ECD) and cumulative dissipated energy (CDE) in patients having cataract surgery with two different femtosecond laser platforms and standard phacoemulsification. METHODS: This prospective non-randomized comparative study included patients scheduled to undergo cataract extraction using femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) (60 eyes) or standard phacoemulsification (60 eyes) between September 2013 and March 2016...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Fritz H Hengerer, Michel Mittelbronn, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Gerd U Auffarth, Ina Conrad-Hengerer
PURPOSE: To compare histological analyses of capsulotomies from different laser systems with regard to tissue alteration, laser spot formation, and energy settings. METHODS: Four femtosecond laser platforms approved for cataract surgery were evaluated: LenSx (Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, TX), Catalys (Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA), Victus (Tecnolas/Bausch & Lomb, Munich, Germany), and LensAR (Topcon, Gamagori, Japan). Ten human anterior lens capsulotomy disks from each laser system were analyzed: five by means of light microscopy and five by transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Chia-Yi Lee, Shih-Chun Chao, Chi-Chin Sun, Hung-Yu Lin
BACKGROUND: Phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) implantation has been used to correct myopia and myopic astigmatism, although corneal decompensation can occur after implantation. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has gained in popularity due to its lower postoperative astigmatism and endothelial loss. Herein, we report the use of FLACS in patients who previously received PIOL implantation and have a low corneal endothelial cell count. CASE PRESENTATION: Two patients with a previous iris-claw PIOL implantation were enrolled...
October 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Fritz H Hengerer, Ina Conrad-Hengerer
In refractive surgery the removal of the natural lens followed by implantation of an artificial intraocular lens has been an established method to treat refractive errors. The term "clear lens exchange" separates this approach from cataract surgery, where a cloudy lens has to be removed. With regard to currently available intraocular lens technologies, there is a wide range to correct myopia, hyperopia as well as astigmatism. Trifocal or extended depth-of-focus lenses (EDOF) even with a toric component offer the patients a potential benefit to further address presbyopia, respectively...
October 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Natalie Homer, Ula V Jurkunas
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2017: International Ophthalmology Clinics
Ghada Al-Khateeb, Mehdi Shajari, Krishnapoojita Vunnava, Kerstin Petermann, Thomas Kohnen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to find the correlation between lens densitometry measurements using Pentacam Scheimpflug imaging system with equivalent average ultrasound power and cumulative dissipated energy (CDE) in femtosecond laser-assisted lens surgery (FLALS). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four eyes were analyzed retrospectively, of which 109 had undergone cataract surgery and 15 had received refractive lens exchange with FLALS. Using the Pentacam Nucleus Staging (PNS) lens densitometry program, preoperative mean lens density and cataract grading score were evaluated...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
Stanislao Rizzo, Daniela Bacherini, Francesco Faraldi, Marco Pellegrini, Cesare Mariotti
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and surgical results of femtosecond laser-assisted phacovitrectomy. METHODS: Fifteen patients over 50 years of age with coexisting vitreoretinal pathologies and cataract underwent combined femtosecond laser-assisted cataract extraction and sutureless 25-G and 27-G vitreoretinal surgery. RESULTS: The indication for surgery was macular hole in 6 patients, epiretinal membrane in 6, vitreous hemorrhage in 2, and retinal detachment in 1...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Zi Ye, Zhaohui Li, Shouzhi He
Objective. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the outcomes and postoperative complications between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (CPCS). Methods. Bibliographic databases, including PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library, were systematically searched for references on or before September 2015 regarding the outcomes and complications by FLACS or CPCS. Data on corneal endothelial cell loss, uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), refractive outcomes, and postoperative complications were retrieved...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
Vasilios F Diakonis, Georgios A Kontadakis, Apostolos G Anagnostopoulos, Nilufer Yesilirmak, Daniel P Waren, Florence Cabot, Sonia H Yoo, Kendall E Donaldson
PURPOSE: To assess pupil diameter before and after femtosecond laser-assisted capsulotomy in patients who were pretreated with a short-term topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (ketorolac) versus those without pretreatment. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, observational case series included consecutive patients scheduled to undergo cataract extraction using the Catalys femtosecond laser platform (Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Santa Ana, CA) to perform only capsulotomies...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Tim Schultz, Nikolaos Tsiampalis, H Burkhard Dick
PURPOSE: To investigate different capsulotomy centration methods for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. The overlap between intraocular lens (IOL) optic and lens capsule was measured with different centration methods and IOL types. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized clinical trial. Patients with cataract scheduled for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery were assigned to one of four treatment groups: optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based scanned capsule centration (SCC) and three-piece IOL (SCC with three-piece IOL); scanned capsule centration and plate-haptic IOL (SCC with plate-haptic IOL); pupil centration (PC) and three-piece IOL (PC with three-piece IOL); or PC and plate-haptic IOL (PC with plate-haptic IOL)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
H Burkhard Dick, Tim Schultz
The use of femtosecond laser surgery improves the precision and reproducibility of corneal incisions and the capsular opening; it also reduces the amount of ultrasound energy required for lens nucleus work-up. The rate of complications reported so far appears to be low. There are a number of contraindications such as a history of cornea and/or glaucoma surgery and certain anatomical features like deep-set eyes, kyphosis, tremor, and obesity. Visual recovery and refractive results of both techniques are excellent...
June 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
Clayton Blehm, Richard Potvin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Verion-LenSx guided arcuate incision technique to reduce refractive astigmatism in a pseudophakic population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective single-arm study was conducted in which one or both eyes of subjects required reduction of 1.0-2.0 D of refractive astigmatism after previous cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. The surgeon used the refractive cylinder in the eye and the Woodcock astigmatism nomogram for preoperative planning, while the LenSx femtosecond laser with the Verion Image Guided System was used to create all arcuate incisions...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
Greg Brunin, Khurrum Khan, Kristin S Biggerstaff, Li Wang, Douglas D Koch, Sumitra S Khandelwal
PURPOSE: To compare intraoperative factors and post-operative outcomes of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and manual cataract surgery performed by resident surgeons. METHODS: All cases of FLACS performed by resident surgeons during the 2013-2014 academic year were compared to a control group of manual cataract surgery cases with regards to pre-operative patient data, operative complications, cumulative dissipated energy (CDE), postoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), refractive prediction error (RPE), and corneal edema...
April 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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