CLEO:2012: Femto is fierce for cataract surgery
Mahdavi stated in his portion of the talk that out of the 70% of procedures that use lasers, 30-40% use femtosecond lasers. As of 12/31/11, 46 of these lasers have been installed in the U.S., with more than 50% of them being used in the clinical space--a pretty powerful statistic to prove that this technology is becoming more and more accessible. What's more, 92% of those who use it recommend it, says Mahdavi.
Be sure to look for BioOptics World 's upcoming May/June issue, in which Barbara Goode further delves into this utility for femtosecond lasers.