One-year outcomes of AquaLase® cataract surgery

Sonia H. Yoo, Anand B. Bhatt

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The authors report surgical experience and clinical outcomes up to 1 year postoperatively in patients who underwent cataract surgery with the AquaLase lique-faction device (Alcon Laboratories, Fort Worth, TX). The device is a handpiece option for use with Alton's Infiniti Vision System that uses heated balanced saline solution micropulses to liquefy lenticular material. Twenty-seven eyes of 23 patients underwent cataract extraction with the use of the AquaLase liquefaction device. The average age of participants was 68 years, and the average nuclear sclerotic grade was 1.96 on a 4-point scale. Outcomes were judged by metrics such as visual acuity, inflammation, endothelial cell count, and postoperative posterior capsule opacification. At 30 days postoperatively, 78% of eyes had a best-corrected visual acuity of 20/20. Visual acuity was 20/25 or better 1 year postoperatively in 88% of patients without complications except conversion to ultrasound phacoemulsification for two dense cataracts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-174
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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