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The incidence of floaters following capsulotomy with the reflex technology YAG laser platform

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: IOL Opacification

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : I.Singh USA

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Abstract Details


To evaluate the postoperative rate of self-reported floaters by patients treated for posterior capsular opacification (PCO) via capsulotomy using the multi-modality Ultra Q Reflex YAG laser (Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd, Adelaide, Australia) compared with a conventional YAG laser.


The Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha, USA of America.


In this randomized single-center study, 16 patients with PCO underwent capsulotomy: 8 patients with the Ultra Q Reflex YAG laser versus 8 patients with the Tango YAG laser (Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd). Patients in both groups were treated using the same laser settings, except for illumination, where coaxial illumination was used in the Reflex Technology group, and followed up for one month postoperatively. Inclusion criteria were patients with no previous complaints of floaters and a PCO following uneventful cataract surgery, with no contraindication to standard capsulotomy. Primary endpoints were self-reported presence of symptomatic floaters.


Patients had a mean age of 68 . At postoperative Week 1, floaters were reported by 25% versus 75% of the Ultra Q and Tango groups, respectively. This fell to 0% and 37.5%, respectively at postoperative Month 1. There were no adverse events or surgical complications reported.


This study demonstrates that capsulotomy performed using coaxial illumination of the Ultra Q Reflex is associated with a lower risk of postoperative floaters than capsulotomy performed with a conventional laser without a coaxial illumination function. These findings warrant further study over a longer period of time and with a larger cohort of patients.

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