Quality and Ease of Opening of Corneal Incisions Produced With Femtosecond Laser System

Sunday, April 19, 2015: 8:31 AM
Room 4 (San Diego Convention Center)
Inder P. Singh, MD

To evaluate the quality and ease of opening of corneal incisions produced by the Victus femtosecond laser platform (Bausch + Lomb) in patients undergoing cataract surgery.

This was a prospective case series of 46 consecutive eyes that underwent corneal incisions with the Victus system during femtosecond laser cataract surgery performed by a single surgeon at a single facility. The main outcomes were creation of an incision that could be opened without need for a blade, ease of wound opening, which was ranked on a 5-point scale from 1 = easy to 5 = hard, and seidel -/+ for wound leaks.

All 46 corneal incisions produced with the femtosecond laser opened without need for a blade. The incisions were consistent and were rated as easy to open (mean score of 1.6). The wounds were self-sealing; no wound required a suture to close. On postoperative day 1, none of the eyes had a Seidel positive leak.

The Victus femtosecond laser produces high quality, predictable corneal incisions that are easy to open and produce a watertight seal in laser-assisted cataract surgery.