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Docking problem for laser cataract surgery reported in European study

Peter Barry, MD reported at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting in Barcelona that perioroperative complications were noted more frequent with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery when compared to conventional phacoemulsification surgery. However, when femtosecond laser-specific complications such as inability to dock and various capsular problems were excluded femtosecond assisted cataract surgery did not show more frequent complications.

In 2013 Randal Pham, MD reported a combined laser technique in which an incision of the lateral canthus was performed with the CO2 laser (Nidek, Fremont, CA) to provide space for application of the suction device of the laser and thereby prevented complications such as inability to dock the eyepiece. The CATALYS® system (Abbott Medical Optics, Milpitas, CA) used in Pham’s study showed no docking problem and no complication with capsular tear such as incomplete laser capsulorhexis.

Posted October 1, 2015

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