Toward Zero Effective Phacoemulsification Time Using Femtosecond Laser Pretreatment – Corrected Proof

Objective: To compare effective phacoemulsification time after femtosecond laser pretreatment with conventional phacoemulsification and the associated effect on visual outcomes and endothelial cell loss. Design: Prospective, consecutive, single-surgeon case-control study. Controls: Controls underwent phacoemulsification cataract extraction plus insertion of an intraocular lens (IOL). Cases underwent pretreatment with the femtosecond laser followed by phacoemulsification cataract extraction and IOL insertion. Methods: Two hundred one eyes underwent cataract surgery between April 2012 and July 2012. Data collected included patient demographics, preoperative characteristics, femtosecond lens fragmentation method, effective phacoemulsification time (EPT), intraoperative complications, and postoperative outcomes. Main Outcome Measures: Effective phacoemulsification time, intraoperative complications, (Read more...)

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