APR 23, 2010
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Mgmt/Intervention
Stephen G. Slade, MD, is among the first to perform femtosecond laser cataract surgery in the United States. Three companies are currently developing these lasers: LenSx Laser (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), LensAR (Winter Park, Fla.) and Optimedica (Santa Clara, Calif.). But at this time only LenSx lasers are FDA-approved to create the anterior capsulotomy and corneal incision, as well as for phacofragmentation. Dr. Slade says this new technology promises to deliver safer, more efficient and more accurate surgery; and may represent the next evolution in cataract refractive surgery.