Femtosecond Laser Safer for Post-Vitrectomy Cataract Surgery
Source: Medical Xpress
Thursday, December 21, 2017 | Medical Studies
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery demonstrates comparable visual outcomes to conventional phacoemulsification, with a trend toward better intraoperative and postoperative safety, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, as reported in Medical Xpress.
Ellen F. Wang, M.B.Ch.B., from the New Zealand National Eye Centre in Auckland, and colleagues compared visual outcomes and adverse outcomes for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and conventional phacoemulsification among vitrectomized eyes of consecutive patients treated by a single, private-practice surgeon. The last 25 surgeries performed before acquisition of a femtosecond laser and the first 25 performed after acquisition of the laser were included in the study.
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