Zepto receives positive results in clinical trial in Italy, as reported in an article in the most recent edition of Visco Chirurgia.
Here is the executive summary (the balance of the article is in Italian):
Purpose: to report initial clinical experience with precision pulse capsulotomy (PPC) in cataract surgery and to review the current state of the art in Literature.
Methods: Patients were enrolled from those referred to a surgical clinical centre for cataract surgery. The Zepto device was used to perform a PPC through a (less than or equal to) 2.4 mm corneal incision. This was followed by phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation.
Results: 29 eyes were enrolled. All cases resulted in 360-degree complete, round capsulotomies averaging 5.3 mm in diameter with intracapsular IOL insertion. A tendency to inferior decentration was observed. No PPC-related complications were observed.
Conclusions: The technical skills and early results of PPC show promising data that could support an increasingly widespread use of this technique, also and especially in cases of cataract with increased risk of complications.