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    AAO 2016
    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Femtosecond Laser Surgery

    In this presentation from AAO 2016, Robert J. Cionni, MD, highlights why laser-assisted cataract surgery (LACS) is superior to traditional cataract surgery:

    • LACS is growing, despite difficulty in demonstrating refractive superiority.
    • There is too much noise in IOL calculations.
    • Contralateral comparison studies are best suited and have shown the refractive benefit of LACS as they minimize effects of uncertain ELP. 
    • There are many benefits to LACS beyond the refractive outcome that make it better than traditional cataract surgery.
    • There is no additional cost to Medicare or private insurance; the cost is supported by patient-self pay.

    This presentation was co-sponsored by the Cataract Preferred Practice Patterns Committee.