Femtosecond laser significantly reduces ultrasound in phaco

NEW ORLEANS — Femtosecond laser pretreatment significantly reduced the need for ultrasound in lens fragmentation before phacoemulsification, a speaker told colleagues here. “We are very close to our final goal to treat all patients without ultrasound ,” Tim Schultz, MD, said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “Our analysis shows many new possibilities for new techniques.” Schultz presented for H. Burkhard Dick, MD, who was unable to attend.

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