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