By William J. Lahners, MD, FACS; T. Hunter Newsom, MD
    AAO 2014
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Previous reports suggest that femtosecond laser-assisted capsulotomies may be weaker than manual continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis. In this interview from AAO 2014, Dr. William Lahners discusses a retrospective study he conducted to determine if anterior radial tears are more common in femtosecond-assisted cataract surgery compared with manual techniques. In all cases, the crystalline lens was prolapsed into the anterior chamber using hydrodissection, and then emulsified in the iris plane. Despite using this supracapsular technique, he found no difference in capsular complications between the two techniques.

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