JUN 18, 2015
Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Dr. Brendan J. Vote and colleagues conducted a study showing the rate of anterior capsule tear is significantly higher in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery compared with standard phacoemulsification, occurring at a rate of 1.87% vs. .12% (P=0.0002). Using scanning electron microscopy, he shows a possible explanation –irregularities at the capsule margin, similar to perforations on a postage stamp, which may be weakening capsular integrity.