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Allan Collura, Guadalupe Cervantes, Claudia Corredor, Cecilio Velasco, Erick Mendoza; Femtosecond Laser assisted cataract surgery in pediatric.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):1302.
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To determine if femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery is an accessible and reproducible technique for pediatric cataract extraction
Cataract surgery assisted by femtosecond laser was performed in 6 eyes of 4 children at school age. Incisions and capsulotomies (energy: 12 uj), were done under topical anesthesia in all cases. Docking with a conventional blepharostat was successfully performed in 2 cases and a transparent adhesive polyurethane film was used in the other 4
Free floating anterior capsules were obtained in all cases, with an accurate size and well centered. Non-capsule tears were observed. Lateral canthotomy was not necessary in any of our cases
Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery is a safe and reproducible technique for children. Preservation of anatomic eyelid integrity can be achieved using polyurethane film, without damaging their normal eyelids development. Femtosecond laser can reduce the feared risk of pediatric cataract surgery: anterior capsule tear.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.
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