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Technology Continues to Improve, Advance for Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

CATARACT SURGERY - OCULAR SURGERY NEWS U.S. EDITION October 25, 2011

The landscape of cataract surgery is evolving as a significant technology — femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery — quickly takes shape, studies unveil promising results and competition develops across the globe. Femtosecond laser technology provides greater precision compared with manual techniques in cataract surgery and may be better for patients overall. It allows physicians to create a precise and centered capsulotomy for improved IOL placement and fragments the lens for less invasive removal. However, with this evolving technology comes the challenges of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, competing technologies, availability, and cost to the practitioner and patient.


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