Surgeon offers pearls to transition from standard to femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery

MILAN — When switching to femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, cataract surgeons should break old habits and adapt their technique to the specific requirements of the new technology, according to one specialist. Patient selection is the first crucial step, Simonetta Morselli, MD, said at the annual joint meeting of Ocular Surgery News and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology. Patients should have a clear, regular cornea, a sufficiently large pupil that dilates well and has no synechiae, a smooth anterior capsule and a cataract that is not too dense.

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