North Georgia Eye Surgery Center is pleased to now offer patients femtosecond assisted laser cataract surgery with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System. Using CATALYS, our cataract 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.
What are the benefits of CATALYS?
A highly customized cataract removal 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 inflammation
The opportunity to receive tailored treatment with advanced technology multi-focal lenses, which may reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery
How does CATALYS work and what are the steps involved?
Every eye has a unique size and shape. CATALYS’ advanced 3D imaging technology builds a 3D map of each eye and tailors the cataract treatment to that map. This enables our surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.
Next, our cataract 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.