Corneal lenticule extraction assisted by a low-energy femtosecond laser

Luis Izquierdo, Daniel Sossa, Or Ben-Shaul, Maria A. Henriquez

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A lenticule of intrastromal corneal tissue was cut together with 2 small incisions of 3.0 mm using a low-energy femtosecond laser system, FEMTO LDV Z8; 1 incision led to the posterior plane and 1 to the anterior, allowing dissection of the lenticule. When needed, recentering of the treatment area was possible without repeating the docking stage. Five eyes were operated, and a complete dissection and removal of the lenticule was achieved in all cases without any intraoperative complications. In addition, at postoperative day 1, all patients had a clear cornea. In conclusion, guided lenticule extraction using a low-energy femtosecond laser was a promising and easy procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1217-1221
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

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