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The Collaborative Assessment, OTCA07, on “Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) for the treatment of age-related cataract” is now available

​We are pleased to announce that the collaborative rapid assessment on “Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) for the treatment of age-related cataract” is available.

The health technology assessed a computer-controlled laser system to complete various steps of cataract surgery. The objective of this rapid assessment was to evaluate the effectiveness, safety and procedural time of FLACS compared to the standard manual technique for cataract surgery in patients affected by age-related cataract. A structured approach for rating the importance of effectiveness and safety outcomes was carried out, which informed the systematic review and analysis of the published literature.

The final version of the assessment was published on 26 October 2018.

Below is the documentation provided by the assessment authoring team:

OTCA07_Abstract

OTCA07_plain language summary

Assessment EUnetHTA OTCA07_FLACS_FINAL

OTCA07_FLACS_Second draft rapid assessment_comments form_external experts and manufacturers

Project Plan_OTCA07_FLACS_FINAL

Project Plan Draft_ comments form manufacturers_fact check