Today: Live Broadcast of Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery from Zlin Ophthalmology Festival

Today: Live Broadcast of Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery from Zlin Ophthalmology Festival

shutterstock_141608644As part of the 2015 Zlin Ophthalmology Festival, internet users will have the opportunity to attend live sessions of Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with implantation of new designs of premium Intraocular Lenses (IOLs). The live sessions will take place via the Internet today.

Femtosecond laser technology enables accurate incisions in the cornea and reduces manipulations and energy needed to fragment and emulsify the lens, resulting in less damage to surrounding tissues compared with manual techniques. The procedure also results in superior geometric precision and centration, with reported better capsule strength compared with manual capsulotomy. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is especially beneficial in challenging cases, involving hypermature and white cataracts.

The live sessions will be focused on laser-assisted cataract surgery using the Victus (Bausch + Lomb) and LensAR platforms. The surgeries will be performed by surgeons of the Gemini Eye Clinic in Zlin, Czech Republic, from the Nordblick Augenzentrum in Kiel, Germany and from the Ospedale Maggiore in Verona, Italy.

The procedures will be demonstrated by experts in the femtosecond laser method and include congress director Pavel Stodulka, MD, PhD, and international guest Detlef Holland, MD. The operations will be conducted from the Czech Republic and Germany, respectively. Roberto Bellucci, MD, will execute the procedure from a private clinic CEMS in Italy.

The novel Femtis Laser Lens (Oculentis), the EyeCee One (Chroma-Pharma), the Incise Microincision IOL (Bausch + Lomb) and the toric trifocal FineVision IOL (PhysIOL) are some of the recent advances in the premium models of Intraocular Lenses that will be implanted. These IOLs models have been essentially driven by the progress of femtosecond laser technology.

Stodulka and Pavel Cejka, MD. will present other techniques, including LASIK Xtra and pattern multispot laser retinal photocoagulation, respectively. According to Stodulka, previous sessions of this forum have been a success.

“This year, the Zlin Ophthalmology Festival expects over 600 participants from the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland and Greece. This event focuses on case reports and live surgeries, and the audience will vote the best presentation,” Stodulka said according to a recent news release.

The program will be available on the 20th March at: Internet live surgery.

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