Femtosecond cataract surgery causes less capsular bag shrinkage than standard surgery

NEW ORLEANS — There was significantly less capsular bag shrinkage up to 12 weeks after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery compared with standard cataract surgery, according to a poster presentation here.The prospective, randomized trial included 106 eyes of 53 patients who underwent either standard cataract surgery or laser cataract surgery with the Catalys (OptiMedica). Postoperative capsular bag diameter was the primary outcome measure. A capsular measuring ring was implanted in all eyes after anterior capsulotomy of 5 mm, the poster said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

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