Femtosecond Laser Improves Accuracy of Cataract Surgery

Femtosecond laser for capsulotomy has better accuracy and precision than standard continuous curvilinear circular capsolurhexis techniques, according to a study presented at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2012 and reported in Medscape.

The study, led by Jose L. Guell, MD, of Autonoma University in Barcelona, Spain, compared FS laser treatment with manual cataract surgery. The study found that FS was superior to manual extraction for all assessed domains.

Dr. Guell suggested that the high degree of control demonstrates that physicians may be able to improve the final lens position, though this has not been clinically proven.

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