Speaker: Lasers essential in future of refractive cataract surgery

Laser-assisted refractive cataract surgery, although costly, provides better safety, visual outcomes and reproducibility and will be the driving innovative factor in the future, according to a speaker at Hawaiian Eye 2014. “The principal source of error that we face now is the effect of lens position,” James P. McCulley, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, said. “A half millimeter off in lens position will give us a diopter off in our IOL.” The literature supports that the main cause for this variability is the structure of the capsulorhexis, he said.

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