Femtosecond laser assists bag-in-the-lens IOL insertion technique

SAN FRANCISCO — A stumbling block to inserting a bag-in-the-lens IOL may be overcome with the use of a femtosecond laser, according to a presenter here.The original bag-in-the-lens IOL insertion technique, which is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was designed to prevent posterior capsule opacification in pediatric and adult cataract patients, Ana Paula Canto, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting. However, the technique for bag-in-the-lens IOL insertion is considered difficult because centration depends on an appropriately sized and centered capsulorrhexis.

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