September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Femtosecond Laser assisted cataract surgery in pediatric.
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Allan Collura
    Asociación para evitar la ceguera en México, Mexico city, Mexico
  • Guadalupe Cervantes
    Asociación para evitar la ceguera en México, Mexico city, Mexico
  • Claudia Corredor
    Asociación para evitar la ceguera en México, Mexico city, Mexico
  • Cecilio Velasco
    Asociación para evitar la ceguera en México, Mexico city, Mexico
  • Erick Mendoza
    Asociación para evitar la ceguera en México, Mexico city, Mexico
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Allan Collura, None; Guadalupe Cervantes, None; Claudia Corredor, None; Cecilio Velasco, None; Erick Mendoza, None
  • Footnotes
    Support  None
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science September 2016, Vol.57, 1302. doi:
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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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Abstract

Purpose : To determine if femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery is an accessible and reproducible technique for pediatric cataract extraction

Methods : 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

Results : 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

Conclusions : 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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