Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 285--291

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery: A current review

Majid Moshirfar1, Daniel S Churgin2, Maylon Hsu1 
1 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
2 The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Correspondence Address:
Majid Moshirfar
John A. Moran Eye Center, 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT-84132

To evaluate the safety, efficacy, advantages, and limitations of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery through a review of the literature. A PubMed search was conducted using topic-appropriate keywords to screen and select articles. Initial research has shown appropriate safety and efficacy of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, with improvements in anterior capsulotomy, phacofragmentation, and corneal incision. Limitations of these studies include small sample size and short-term follow-up. Cost-benefit analysis has not yet been addressed. Preliminary data for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery shows appropriate safety and efficacy, and possible advantage over conventional cataract surgery. Questions to eventually be answered include comparisons of long-term postoperative complication rates-including infection and visual outcomes-and analysis of contraindications and financial feasibility.

How to cite this article:
Moshirfar M, Churgin DS, Hsu M. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery: A current review.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2011;18:285-291

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Moshirfar M, Churgin DS, Hsu M. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery: A current review. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];18:285-291
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