So today’s topic is going to be on Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery also known as FLACS. In particular, we’re going to be discussing whether or not the literature supports the marketing.
It’s quite common for those who have had cataract surgery to notice tearing, foreign body sensation, mild soreness, “scratchy eye”, or a “tired eye” for a period of time after surgery. Although not entirely understood there are a few likely suspects including…
Most everyone with cataracts is old enough to have gained some basic wisdom regarding advertising: “Don’t believe everything you’re told.” With regard to “laser cataract surgery” that wisdom could serve you quite well indeed.
Dr. David Richardson talks about cataracts, cataract Surgery, types of intraocular lenses, and laser cataract surgery or laser-assisted cataract surgery.
All forms of energy can result in trauma to tissue which then releases pro-inflammatory chemicals such as prostaglandins. Thus, there’s no logical reason to believe that laser-assisted cataract surgery would produce less inflammation than would ultrasound-only cataract surgery.
Recently the FDA approved the use of ReSure® Sealant to prevent leakage from the cataract surgery incision. This is the first sealant to be approved by the FDA for eye surgery…The study data presented to the FDA was impressive. Incisions closed with the ReSure® Sealant leaked less than 5% of the time.