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    Study: LCS reduces use of ultrasound energy


    Bochum, Germany—Analyses of data from a large, prospective, comparative case series show that laser cataract surgery (LCS) significantly reduces use of ultrasound energy. Furthermore, outcomes from the most recent group of LCS cases shows that after laser lens fragmentation, cataract removal can be achieved in almost all eyes using aspiration only, said Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD.

    “After optimization of laser settings, instruments, and techniques, I am now close to reaching my final goal of eliminating ultrasound in cataract surgery,” said Dr. Dick, professor and chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany.

    Effective phaco time (EPT) was analyzed as a measure of ultrasound energy utilized during LCS using data from a prospective, consecutive cohort of 2,400 eyes. All eyes included in the analyses had a Lens Opacities Classification System (LOCS) III Nuclear Opalescence score of 1 to 4, as graded preoperatively by an independent European Vision Clinical Research Institute-certified physician, and pupil size >6 mm. All procedures were done using the same femtosecond laser (Catalys Precision Laser System, Abbott Medical Optics) and phacoemulsification platform (Stellaris Vision Enhancement System, Bausch + Lomb).

    Cheryl Guttman Krader
    Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.

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