Sorry title was cut down: reference American Journal of Ophthalmology May 2016 Volume 165 Page Xii On my blog I have posted a link.
I just had my second cataract extraction yesterday. I went back and forth on the use of the laser, but in the end I decided for it. The extra cost wasn't a deslbreaker, on balance my opthamologist preferred the laser assisted procedure, and given my history of issues with the other eye I decided that even a small chance of extra accuracy in iol power selection and placement was worth it to me.
Best of luck on your recovery.
One thing I would add for people considering this option. The femtosecond laser aparatus is extremely expensive to buy or rent and maintain. Thus practices that have this technology normally exert a lot of strong "upsell" to get patients to pay extra for the FLACS. Unless they can convince most of their patients to use the FLACS they end up taking a significant loss to practice revenue.
Thanks for your information, chazas. Wishing you smooth sailing on this as well.
Be interesting to see Baylor's conclusions after their study is completed.
Dr Olson can say anything he wants in an editorial.