Femtosecond lasers can generate positive return for most cataract surgery centers, survey finds

A femtosecond laser for cataract surgery can pay for itself within 5 years if 19 procedures are completed per month, a threshold more than 70% of surgery centers with a laser exceed, according to a survey.The 2013 Femtosecond Laser Usage in Cataract Surgery survey, conducted by SM2 Strategic and completed in March, was distributed to all 134 U.S. centers with femtosecond lasers installed by the end of 2012. Sixty-five centers, used by 205 surgeons, responded.

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