PURPOSE: To report the anterior segment imaging characteristics after femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. METHODS: Cataract surgery was performed with the LenSx femtosecond laser (Alcon-LenSx Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA) in 40 eyes of 40 patients. The laser was programmed to perform a 4.5-mm capsulorhexis, a crosspattern fragmentation of the nucleus, a 2.8-mm main incision, and a 1.0-mm side-port incision. The anterior segment was then analyzed using the Visante OCT anterior segment program (Zeiss-Meditec AG, Jena, Germany). RESULTS: The preoperatively set treatment parameters correlated well with the achieved results. For the capsulorhexis, the femtosecond laser cut was programmed to start 350 μm behind the anterior lens capsule and OCT measured 377 ± 55.3 μm. Nucleus fragmentation was programmed to start 750 μm in front of the posterior capsule and end 550 μm behind the anterior capsule, and OCT measured 794 ± 111 and 568 ± 147 μm, respectively. The diameter of the capsulorhexis measured by OCT was 4.54 ± 0.2 mm, compared to the 4.5 mm programmed. CONCLUSIONS: Anterior segment OCT imaging was able to detect the tissue changes within the lens after femtosecond laser capsulorhexis and nucleus fragmentation. The measured values correlated well with the planned treatment parameters.
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