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A Randomised, single masked, non inferiority trial of Femtosecond Laser Assisted vs Manual Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery for Adults with Visually Significant Cataract: The FACT trial
Project title: A Randomised, single masked, non inferiority trial of Femtosecond Laser Assisted vs Manual Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery for Adults with Visually Significant Cataract: The FACT trial
Call to action: 13/04 13/04 HTA CET Open Call, Outline Form
Research type: Primary Research
Contractor: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Co-investigators: Dr Alexander Day, Dr Catey Bunce, Dr Jeffrey Round, Dr Jennifer Burr, Miss Joanna Gambell, Mr Balasubramaniam Ilango, Mr Richard Wormald, Mr Vincenzo Maurino, Professor Caroline Dore, Professor Gary Rubin.
Started: September 2014 | Status: Published January 2021
At 3 months' follow-up the trial found that femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery was not inferior to phacoemulsification in terms of uncorrected distance visual acuity.
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