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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2016, Article ID 7309283, 5 pages
Review Article

Emerging Technology in Refractive Cataract Surgery

1Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
2College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Received 3 January 2016; Accepted 16 May 2016

Academic Editor: Shi-you Zhou

Copyright © 2016 João Saraiva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Technology in cataract surgery is constantly evolving to meet the goals of both surgeons and patients. Recent major advances in refractive cataract surgery include innovations in preoperative and intraoperative diagnostics, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), and a new generation of intraocular lenses (IOLs). This paper presents the latest technologies in each of these major categories and discusses how these contributions serve to improve cataract surgery outcomes in a safe, effective, and predictable manner.