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Update and clinical utility of the LenSx femtosecond laser in cataract surgery

Authors Roberts TV, Lawless M, Sutton G, Hodge C

Received 11 July 2016

Accepted for publication 1 September 2016

Published 17 October 2016 Volume 2016:10 Pages 2021—2029

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S94306

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Timothy V Roberts,1,2 Michael Lawless,1,2 Gerard Sutton,1,2 Chris Hodge1,3

1Vision Eye Institute, Chatswood, 2Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, 3Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Abstract: The introduction of femtosecond lasers to cataract surgery has been the major disruptive technology introduced into ophthalmic surgery in the last decade. Femtosecond laser cataract surgery (FLACS) integrates high-resolution anterior segment imaging with a femtosecond laser allowing key steps of cataract surgery to be performed with computer-guided laser accuracy, precision, and reproducibility. Since the introduction of FLACS, there have been significant advances in laser software and hardware as well as surgeon experience, with over 250 articles published in the peer-reviewed literature. This review examines the published evidence relating to the LenSx platform and discusses surgical techniques, indications, safety, and clinical results.

Keywords:
femtosecond laser, cataract surgery, LenSx, IOL

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