Know the nuances when switching to femtosecond laser flaps

Hardten, David R.
April 2009
Ocular Surgery News;4/25/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p6
Academic Journal
This article reports that creating femtosecond laser flaps is a safe and straightforward procedure with a moderate learning curve, according to surgeon David R. Hardten. At Hawaiian Eye 2009, he described some of the challenges involved in switching from microkeratome-created flaps to femtosecond laser flaps. Particular focus is given to the similarities between the two procedures, along with complications associated with flaps. He pointed out some important things to consider when applying suction.


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