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    Innovations change face of modern cataract surgery

    Evolution continues in 2017 with techniques, technologies

     

     

    Using Callisto to center a Zepto capsulotomy with implantation of a Symfony IOL. (Video courtesy of Eric Donnenfeld, MD)

    Advances in capsulotomy devices

    Advances continued in the field of automated capsulotomy. The Zepto Capsulotomy System (Mynosys) received FDA 510(k) clearance in June 2017. Dr. Donnenfeld said it offers a very accurate way to make capsulotomies. As another advantage, the energy source hardens the capsule edge, making the capsulotomy stronger than a manual capsulotomy.

    The thermal CapsuLaser (CapsuLaser) offers a similar benefit. It received the CE mark in 2017.

    “CapsuLaser creates a fantastic capsulorhexis in just 1 second, and the treatment congeals the capsule collagen, which makes for a stronger rim,” Dr. Osher said. “The laser can also make a perfect posterior capsulorhexis that would allow posterior capsule capture of the IOL optic and consequently provide an effective strategy for eliminating posterior capsule opacification.”

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