Surgeon reports first experience with femtosecond laser cataract surgery in public hospital setting

PARIS — Femtosecond laser is the future of cataract surgery, with a goal of increased accuracy and reproducibility. However, the higher cost of the procedure is an issue and will require reorganization of surgical protocols, staff and operating units, according to a surgeon.Following the initiative of the French Ministry of Health to temporarily place femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery in five university hospitals in the country to assess the feasibility of the procedure within the public health system, Carole Burillon, MD, of the Ophthalmology Department of Lyon University, has been (Read more...)

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