October 18, 2013
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FDA clears Femto LDV Z6 for clear corneal, arcuate incisions in cataract surgery

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Femto LDV Z6 femtosecond laser for the use of clear corneal and arcuate incisions during cataract surgery, according to a news release from Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems.

With the Femto LDV Z6, two types of corneal incisions may be prepared, either simultaneously or as a separate procedure. The software allows for topographically matched and custom-designed incisions.

The clear corneal incisions can be sculpted to allow access to the anterior chamber, with one main incision and up to two paracenteses, according to the release.

Ziemer has other cataract modules for the Femto LDV Z models in final phases of development and is awaiting clearances from the appropriate regulatory bodies, the release said.