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Femtosecond Laser - New Data

Posted by Michael Forrest on 29 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Last month the first major review so far of outcomes from cataract surgery with the new femtosecond laser was published. It is an important paper, representing the experience of expert cataract and refractive surgeons adopting this new technology in an advanced Australian surgical facility. The first 200 surgical cases performed by 6 surgeons were reported.

Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Posted by Michael Forrest on 9 April 2011 | 0 Comments

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The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) conference was in San Diego last week, and most of the hype and excitement was centred around Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. Although only one machine is in commercial use in the USA (the LenSx), the marketing drive is in full swing and this is set to continue, as three other companies are readying to launch their machines over the next 12 months (OptiMedica’s Catalys, Lensar, and Technolas Customlens from Germany). Alcon recently bought LenSx for more than $360 million, so it’s unsurprising that they’re trying to push home the advantage of being first on the market.


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Dr Forrest practices at Northside Eye Specialists, based at Chermside, North Brisbane. He also consults at Blackwood Street, Mitchelton.

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Chermside Medical Complex
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Chermside QLD 4032
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Fax: 07 3359 5557

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Mitchelton  QLD 4053
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