April 2011
Volume 52, Issue 14
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2011
Refractive Results After Laser Anterior Capsulotomy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Harvey S. Uy
    University of the Philippines, Asian Eye Institute, Makati City, Philippines
  • Warren Hill
    East Hill Ophthalmology, Mesa, Arizona
  • Keith H. Edwards
    Clinical & Regulatory Affairs, LensAR Inc, Winter Park, Florida
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  Harvey S. Uy, None; Warren Hill, LensAR (C); Keith H. Edwards, LensAR (E)
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2011, Vol.52, 5695. doi:
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      Harvey S. Uy, Warren Hill, Keith H. Edwards; Refractive Results After Laser Anterior Capsulotomy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011;52(14):5695.

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Purpose: : To compare the refractive results among eyes that underwent femtosecond laser anterior capsulotomy (LAC) versus eyes that underwent manually created continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis (CCC).

Methods: : Prospective, nonrandomized, masked, clinical trial. Thirty eyes underwent LAC using an automated femtosecond laser; 53 eyes underwent manually created CCC. This was immediately followed by lens fragmentation, phacoemulsification and implantation of an in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL). Main outcome measure: Deviation from target spherical equivalent (SE) refraction

Results: : LAC or CCC, phacoemulsification and IOL implantation were successfully completed in all eyes. The mean (SD) deviation from target spherical equivalent (SE) was -0.18 (0.515) for the femtosecond laser group and +0.41 (0.40) for the conventional CCC group (p=0.001).

Conclusions: : Compared to eyes that underwent CCC, the post-operative SE among eyes that underwent LAC was significantly closer to the target refraction. The precisely centered and sized capsulotomy created using LAC may help achieve more consistent effective IOL positioning resulting in smaller deviation from target spherical equivalent.

Clinical Trial: : http://www.clinicaltrials.gov NCT01062464

Keywords: cataract • refractive surgery • laser 

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