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Femtosecond laser in refractive corneal surgery

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The introduction of the femtosecond (fs) laser has revolutionized ophthalmic surgery. With the worldwide application of fs-lasers, clinical outcomes and safety in corneal procedures have improved significantly and they have become an ideal tool for ultra-precise corneal refractive surgery. Flap creation in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most common use of this laser. It can also be used for other corneal refractive procedures including channel creation for the insertion of intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS), performing astigmatic keratotomies (AK), femtosecond lenticule extraction including small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), and the insertion of corneal inlays. This article summarizes recent advanced applications of fs laser technology in corneal refractive surgery.

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2019, accepted on 08 Jun 2019 and first published on 02 Jul 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00039A
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019,18, 1669-1674

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    Femtosecond laser in refractive corneal surgery

    S. Moussa, M. Dietrich, M. Lenzhofer, J. Ruckhofer and H. A. Reitsamer, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 1669
    DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00039A

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