Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery found safe for resident training

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Resident-performed femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery was found equally safe when compared with standard phacoemulsification cataract surgery, according to a presenter here. At Kiawah Eye 2014, Reid Turner, MD, presented a retrospective chart review from September 2013 to May 2014 of laser-assisted cataract surgeries by performed senior residents at the Storm Eye Institute of the Medical University of South Carolina of 50 patients: 25 using femtosecond laser-assisted phaco and 25 using standard phacoemulsification.