Abbott Receives FDA Clearance for Use of Femtosecond Laser for Arcuate Incisions

Abbott has announced FDA clearance to use its iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser to create arcuate incisions in corneal surgery, including cataract surgery, according to a news release.


The iFS Laser is currently used to create LASIK flaps and other corneal incisions. With the new clearance, the iFS Laser provides surgeons with the ability to make arcuate incisions during surgery.


"This is a major advancement and expansion of our femtosecond laser technology," said Jim Mazzo, senior vice president, Abbott Medical Optics, in the release. "Abbott has been a pioneer in the ophthalmic use of femtosecond lasers, and this new use of our technology demonstrates our leadership position in this very dynamic and competitive market. This is an important step as we look to utilize femtosecond laser technology as a potential standard of care during the cataract procedure."


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