Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery linked to increased prostaglandin levels

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery was associated with increased prostaglandin concentrations in the aqueous humor, according to a study. Four studies were conducted; 113 patients underwent femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, and 107 patients underwent conventional phacoemulsification and served as controls. After femtosecond laser pretreatment and at the beginning of conventional surgery, the investigators collected aqueous humor samples. Total prostaglandin and prostaglandin E2 concentrations were measured with an enzyme-linked immunoassay.

Full Story →