Superiority of femtosecond vs. manual methods not yet proven | Ophthalmology


“I think that cataract surgery has certainly evolved from simply the removal of the cloudy lens now to a refractive procedure,” Donaldson said. “We’re making lots of claims that it’s more precise, it’s safer and it’s more efficient. We really have to be careful about what we’re claiming here and raising expectations. Our traditional cataract surgery is pretty good but I think there’s always room for improvement with anything we do.”


Donaldson noted that in her practice, femtosecond cataract surgery allowed for cumulative dissipated energy to be reduced 42% compared with traditional methods. The reduction was statistically significant (


In terms of refractive outcomes, Donaldson pointed to data showing that femtosecond techniques yielded better outcomes in patients undergoing toric IOL implantation and LRIs.


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