ESCRS Winter Meeting

ESCRS Winter Meeting

Issue: March 2012
February 06, 2012
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Versatile platform may be able to perform all femtosecond laser procedures

Issue: March 2012
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Eric Mertens, MD
Eric Mertens

PRAGUE — The Victus femtosecond laser system is a versatile machine with the capability to perform all femtosecond laser procedures, from LASIK flaps to the Intracor presbyopia treatment, arcuate incisions, tunnels for corneal implants, corneal transplantation and lens surgery.

"In cataract surgery, it has introduced a higher level of accuracy and safety," Eric Mertens, MD, said at the winter meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

The capsulorrhexis formed by the Victus (Bausch + Lomb/Technolas Perfect Vision) is "very nice and round, perfectly centered, and you can center it where you want to," he said. Nucleus fragmentation can be performed with different patterns: ring cuts, radial cuts or quarter cuts. The use of ultrasound is reduced. Incisions are self-sealing and well-controlled in size and position.

The laser can perform arcuate incisions for the correction of astigmatism.

"OCT image guiding and computer control introduce a new level of precision, which could never be achieved manually," Dr. Mertens said.

He believes that in the near future arcuate incisions will be performed intrastromally by the laser.

  • Disclosure: Dr. Mertens is a consultant for Bausch + Lomb.