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The Role of Femtolaser in Cataract Surgery

Published Online: January 24th 2013 European Ophthalmic Review, 2012;6(5):286-289 DOI: http://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2012.06.05.286
Authors: Zoltan Z Nagy
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Femtolasers were recently introduced into the surgery of the crystalline lens after having great success in corneal surgery. The most important indications and features are: perfectly centred and sized capsulotomy, liquefaction of softer lenses, fragmentation of harder lenses to help chopping of the cataractous lens without phaco energy, and lastly to create corneal wound in any position and size and also to control pre-operative astigmatism using arcuate incisions in the desired depth within the cornea. As a result of controlled steps in cataract surgery wide acceptance and spread is to be expected.

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