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SURGICAL TECHNIQUE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1411-1414

Zepto precision pulse capsulotomy: A new automated and disposable capsulotomy technology


Altos Eye Physicians, Los Altos, California, United States of America

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Dr. David F Chang
762 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos 94024, CA
United States of America
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_737_17

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Despite the appeal of an automated method of creating a perfectly circular anterior capsulotomy, global adoption of femtosecond laser capsulotomy (FSLC) has been limited by its high acquisition and per case cost. In addition, the femtosecond laser's large size and the need for eye docking create surgical efficiency and workflow challenges. The Zepto precision pulse capsulotomy (PPC) technology creates a circular anterior capsulotomy of a precise diameter using a disposable handpiece and tip that are used in the normal surgical sequence. Extensive preclinical and clinical testing has resulted in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the technology. Zepto PPC holds promise for complicated eyes such as those with intumescent or brunescent lenses, zonulopathy, or small pupils. This paper and the accompanying videos describe and demonstrate the technique and review the published studies.


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