Femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery: a review.

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serval:BIB_070585668125
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery: a review.
Journal
Acta Ophthalmologica
Author(s)
Abouzeid H., Ferrini W.
ISSN
1755-3768 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1755-375X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
92
Number
7
Pages
597-603
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Abstract
Introduced in 2008, the femtosecond laser is a promising new technological advance which plays an ever increasing role in cataract surgery where it automates the three main surgical steps: corneal incision, capsulotomy and lens fragmentation. The proven advantages over manual surgery are: a better quality of incision with reduced induced astigmatism; increased reliability and reproducibility of the capsulotomy with increased stability of the implanted lens; a reduction in the use of ultrasound. Regarding refractive results or safety, however, no prospective randomized study to date has shown significant superiority compared with standard manual technique. The significant extra cost generated by this laser, undertaken by the patient, is a limiting factor for both its use and study. This review outlines the potential benefits of femtosecond-laser-assisted cataract surgery due to the automation of key steps and the safety of this new technology.
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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16/06/2014 9:07
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20/08/2019 12:29
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