Inverted side cut capability preserves corneal biomechanical strength

Cimberle, Michela
July 2009
Ocular Surgery News;7/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p15
Academic Journal
The article reports that surgeon Jason Stahl has found that the new features of the 150-kHz iFS femtosecond laser from Abbott Medical Optics has allowed surgeons to create flaps that are specific to the patient's needs, in addition to preserving the biomechanical strength of the cornea photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He added that it has the capability of customizing the angle and shape of the side cut, enabling surgeons to tuck the flap into the peripheral cornea.


Related Articles

  • New flap dynamics with femtosecond technology. Slade, Stephen G. // Ocular Surgery News;8/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p7 

    The article relates the author's experience with using the latest generation femtosecond laser on a number of laser-assisted in situ keratomeliusis (LASIK) eyes. According to the author, speed and precision are the key advantages of the iFS laser from Abbott Medical Optics. In addition, he notes...

  • Latest-generation femtosecond laser enables fast, precise LASIK flap creation. Hasson, Matt // Ocular Surgery News;7/25/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 14, p7 

    The article focuses on a study, which examined the effectiveness of the IntraLase FS 60-kilohertz (kHz) and the iFS 150-kHz femtosecond lasers from Abbott Medical Optics in the creation of flaps for wavefront-guided laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with iris registration. Results...

  • Evolving laser technologies drive advances in LASIK safety, efficacy. Hasson, Matt // Ocular Surgery News;6/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p30 

    The article reports on the evolution of laser technologies which drive advances in the efficacy and safety of laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). According to experts, one major enhancement to safety and postoperative refractive outcomes is the ability to customize LASIK flap...

  • FDA OKs new indication for iFS. Guttman Krader, Cheryl // Ophthalmology Times;5/15/2012, p1 

    The article reports on the clearance and approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of the 150-khz iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser from Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO) for arcuate incisions during corneal surgery. According to doctor Roger F. Steinert, iFS in arcuate...

  • Data: Femtosecond laser outperforms microkeratome at multiple levels. Krader, Cheryl Guttman // Ophthalmology Times;3/15/2010, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p32 

    The article evaluates the IntraLase femtosecond laser from medical equipment and supplies manufacturer Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

  • New device offers state-of-the-art laser vision correction. Donnenfeld, Eric D. // Ocular Surgery News;4/25/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p8 

    The article offers information on the fifth-generation IntraLase femtosecond laser from Abbott Medical Optics.

  • Using Femtosecond Laser to Create Customized Corneal Flaps for Patients with Low and Moderate Refractive Error Differing in Corneal Thickness. Zhang, Chi; Che, Jingbin; Yu, Jianhong; Yu, Linli; Yu, Dan; Zhao, Gangping // PLoS ONE;Mar2015, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p1 

    This study is designed to evaluate the visual outcomes, accuracy, and predictability of corneal flaps with different thicknesses created by 60-kHz femtosecond laser according to different corneal thicknesses in the patients with low and moderate refractive error. A total of 182 eyes were divided...

  • Femtosecond laser may supplant scalpel in traditional applications. Hasson, Matt // Ocular Surgery News Europe;Feb2011, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p22 

    The article explores the applications of femtosecond laser for a variety of eye disorder correction procedures. It describes the use of femtosecond lasers for performing corneal procedures, including preparation of shaped corneal transplantation and creation of LASIK flaps. It also discusses...

  • Flap characteristics, predictability, and safety of the Ziemer FEMTO LDV femtosecond laser with the disposable suction ring for LASIK. Pietilä, J; Huhtala, A; Mäkinen, P; Uusitalo, H // Eye;Jan2014, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p66 

    AimsThe outcomes of laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) operations performed with the Classic FEMTO LDV femtosecond laser using the plastic single-use suction ring (Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems) and the Allegretto Wave Concerto 500 Hz excimer laser (Wavelight AG) are presented in terms of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics