Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery with Catalys
Now Offering Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery w/ CATALYS®
Philadelphia Eye Associates is pleased to now offer patients femtosecond assisted laser cataract surgery with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System. Using CATALYS, our surgeons can provide a gentle, highly customized cataract procedure with precision not achievable with traditional manual techniques.
What is CATALYS?
Developed by Silicon Valley-based OptiMedica Corp., CATALYS is a new FDA market cleared medical device that features a state-of-the-art laser, advanced 3D imaging, and many other innovative features that can bring numerous benefits to our patients.
How does it work and what are the steps?
Every eye has a unique size and shape. CATALYS’ advanced 3D imaging technology builds a 3D map of each eye and tailors the treatment to that map. This enables Philadelphia Eye Associates surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.
Next, our surgeons use CATALYS to create a circular opening for accessing and removing the cataract. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately 10 times more accurate when performed with CATALYS than what is achievable by hand. CATALYS then softens and breaks up the hard cataract into tiny pieces, allowing for gentler, easier cataract removal.
Depending on the patient’s pre-operative vision and desired visual result, surgeons may also recommend a tailored treatment plan that would reduce astigmatism by creating ultra-precise laser incisions in the cornea. This tailored treatment may reduce a patient’s need for glasses or contacts after surgery.
What are the benefits of CATALYS?
- A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
- A treatment with little or no discomfort
- A more precise treatment
- A gentler and easier cataract removal
- Generally, a more rapid visual recovery due to reduced inflammation4
- The opportunity to receive tailored treatment with advanced technology multi-focal lenses, which may reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery