Femtosecond laser studied for use in deep anterior lamellar dissection

BOSTON — Deep anterior lamellar grafts for keratoconus and other anterior stromal pathology, in time, may be performed more successfully with femtosecond lasers and more reliably than the big bubble technique, according to a speaker here.“The classic challenge of deep lamellar keratoplasty has been poor optical outcomes,” Roger F. Steinert, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. “Why does that happen? I think it is primarily an interface issue.”