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Title: The effects of a low-energy, high frequency liquid optic interface femtosecond laser system on lens capsulotomy
Authors: Williams, G.P
George, B.L 
Wong, Y.R
Seah, X.-Y
Ang, H.-P
Loke, M.K.A
Tay, S.C 
Mehta, J.S 
Keywords: animal
capsulotomy
cataract
cataract extraction
eye
eye surgery
human
lens
low level laser therapy
pathology
pig
procedures
radiation response
surgery
Animals
Cataract
Cataract Extraction
Eye
Humans
Laser Therapy
Lens, Crystalline
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Posterior Capsulotomy
Swine
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Williams, G.P, George, B.L, Wong, Y.R, Seah, X.-Y, Ang, H.-P, Loke, M.K.A, Tay, S.C, Mehta, J.S (2016). The effects of a low-energy, high frequency liquid optic interface femtosecond laser system on lens capsulotomy. Scientific Reports 6 : 24352. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep24352
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: The introduction of femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is a paradigm changing approach in cataract surgery, the most commonly performed surgical procedure. FLACS has the potential to optimize the creation of an anterior lens capsulotomy, a critical step in accessing the cataractous lens. The merits of using a laser instead of a manual approach include a potentially more circular, consistent, and stronger aperture. In this study we demonstrated for the first time in both a porcine and human experimental setting that with a low energy, high repetition FLACS system, that a circular, smooth and strong capsulotomy was achievable. While there was no demonstrable difference in the resistance to rupture before or after the removal of the nucleus, larger capsulotomies had an increase in tensile strength. The LDV Z8 system appeared to create circular, rupture-resistant and smooth capsulotomies in both porcine and more importantly human globes.
Source Title: Scientific Reports
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/178919
ISSN: 20452322
DOI: 10.1038/srep24352
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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