By Dilraj S. Grewal, MD; Surendra Basti, MBBS
    AAO 2014
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    This video presents femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery cases with complications during corneal wound creation, capsulotomy, lens fragmentation, and hydrodissection. Despite its potential for increased safety and precision, femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery can present unique challenges. The video illustrates cases of premature gas breakthrough during corneal wound construction through the main and paracentesis incisions, challenges in limbal relaxing incision placement, incomplete capsulotomy and lens fragmentation, and difficulties with hydrodissection. Strategies for successfully managing such situations are demonstrated.