Clear Corneal Incisions and Arcuate Incisions Utilizing FemtoSecond Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Innovative Medical

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to prove the efficacy and safety of the Femtosecond laser to create a clear corneal incision during cataract surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cataracts Procedure: Femtosecond Laser Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clear Corneal Incisions and Arcuate Incisions Utilizing FemtoSecond Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery
Study Start Date : June 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cataract

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Femtosecond Laser Procedure: Femtosecond Laser
Using the Femtosecond Laser to make a clear corneal incision.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraocular Pressure [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Measure the fluid pressure inside the eye

  2. Uncorrected and Best corrected Visual Acuity [ Time Frame: one month ]
    Vision obtained with the best possible lens correction (Best corrected). Vision obtained without the use of glasses or contact lenses (Uncorrected).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Study participants must have a cataract for which phacoemulsification extraction and posterior IOL implantation has been planned in at least one eye.
  • Study participants should be capable of achieving better than 20/30 Snellen best corrected distance vision after cataract extraction and IOL implantation.

    • The surgeon may use the Mentor Potential Acuity Meter (PAM) laser interferometer, McIntyre Pinhole, or his/her judgment to estimate the patient's potential acuity.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent participation or participation in the last thirty days in any other clinical trial.
  • Known steroid IOP responder
  • Taking medications that may affect vision, IOP or ease of cataract surgery (e.g., Flomax, Glaucoma mediations, etc.)
  • Acute or chronic disease or illness that would increase risk or confound study results (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, immunocompromised, etc.)
  • Uncontrolled systemic or ocular disease
  • Corneal abnormalities (e.g., stromal, epithelial or endothelial dystrophies)
  • Pseudoexfoliation
  • Ocular hypertension IOP >25 mmHg by tonometry or glaucomatous changes in the optic nerve

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01383057

United States, Tennessee
Loden Vision Centers
Goodlettsville, Tennessee, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Innovative Medical

Responsible Party: Innovative Medical Identifier: NCT01383057     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FEMTO 2011-2
First Posted: June 28, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Surgical Wound
Lens Diseases
Eye Diseases
Wounds and Injuries