NOV 06, 2017
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (LACS) Is Superior to Traditional Surgery
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.