Femtosecond laser reduces effective phaco time in eyes with greater lens opacity

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery reduced effective phacoemulsification time in eyes that have greater lens opacification, according to a study. The retrospective comparative case series included 88 eyes that underwent femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery. A control group of 62 eyes underwent manual cataract surgery. The LenSx femtosecond laser (Alcon) was used to perform corneal incisions, capsulotomy and lens fragmentation in the study group. The Infiniti Vision System (Alcon) was used to perform residual lens removal in the study group and complete phacoemulsification in the control group.