Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in infants.

Abstract

We describe a technique for performing cataract surgery with a femtosecond laser in infants. Anterior capsulotomy and lens division are performed by the laser. A fluid-filled interface makes it possible to re-dock the laser to the eye for posterior capsulotomy after the eye has been opened for lens aspiration without complications. The integrated 3-dimensional optical coherence tomography also visualizes the posterior capsule, allowing a centered central posterior capsulotomy followed by mechanical anterior vitrectomy. The anterior and the posterior capsule disks are removed without capsule tears. The technique has been performed in 4 infants (ages 2, 4, 7, and 9 months) with congenital cataract. It can enhance the quality of pediatric cataract surgery.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.02.032
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@article{Dick2013FemtosecondLC, title={Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in infants.}, author={Hans Burkhard Dick and Tim Schultz}, journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery}, year={2013}, volume={39 5}, pages={665-8} }