Anterior capsule tear rates higher after femtosecond laser-assisted surgery

More anterior capsular tears were seen after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery than after phacoemulsification, according to a study. Capsular tear occurred in 15 of 804 (1.87%) eyes that underwent femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, whereas only one eye in 822 (0.12%) in the phacoemulsification group experienced such a tear, a statistically significant difference (P = .0002)between groups compared in the cohort case series. No risk factors for capsular complications were identified in any patient who suffered a tear after surgery. In seven patients, IOL implantation in the sulcus was necessary after (Read more...)

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