Application of femtosecond laser in keratoplasty

Authors: Li Hua,  Xie Lixin

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20201120-00784
Published 2021-02-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2021,39(02): 166-171.

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Femtosecond laser has been widely used in ophthalmology for its high precision, safety and minimal damage to tissues, and now its application in the corneal refractive surgery, corneal stromal ring implantation and cataract surgery has been more mature.In recent years, it has been actively developed and applied in penetrating keratoplasty, anterior lamellar keratoplasty and corneal endothelial transplantation, and some achievements have been obtained in experimental research and clinical application.While femtosecond laser promotes the development of corneal transplantation surgery, there are still some problems such as limited indications, uncertain efficacy, expensive equipment, lack of big data support and intelligence in personalized design.Continuous optimization and improvement are still needed to ensure postoperative vision, reduce postoperative complications, simplify parameter design and reduce consumption costs.In this paper, the indications, parameter design, clinical effect and limitations of femtosecond laser in keratoplasty were reviewed.

Key words:

Keratoplasty; Femtosecond laser; Review

Contributor Information

Li Hua
Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
Xie Lixin
State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Shandong Eye Institute, Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China
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