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Applications of femtosecond lasers in ophthalmic surgery.
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PMID:  23278228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose: To review recent advancements in applications of the femtosecond (FS) laser in ophthalmology. Design: Literature review and commentary. Results: With the FS laser, it is now possible to produce a more precise flap diameter, hinge and depth of the flap in laser in situ keratomileusis surgery. Recently, the FS laser has been used for both flap creation and refractive correction by lenticule extraction. This laser can also be used for preparing host and donor tissue in different shapes so as to obtain faster recovery and improved postoperative visual acuity. Intracorneal ring segments for keratoconus and post-laser in situ keratomileusis ectasia can be placed using the FS laser. Higher precision of capsulorrhexis and lens softening is also achievable with FS laser-assisted cataract surgery. Conclusion: Innovations focused on improving FS laser technology will continue and will lead to expanded applications of the FS laser in ocular surgery.
Kemal Ozulken; Florence Cabot; Sonia H Yoo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of medical devices     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1745-2422     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230445     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kudret Eye Hospital, Kennedy Cad. No: 71, Kavaklidere, Ankara, Turkey.
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