Designed specifically for Laser Cataract Surgery
A cataract is a common condition in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes increasingly cloudy. Compared to vision with a clear lens, patient vision with a cataract may look fuzzy, colours might be muted, and patient may experience difficulty reading signs while driving at night.
The symptoms of cataracts are progressive and cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts. When symptoms become bothersome or limit your daily activities, it’s time to consider treatment.
Treatment for cataracts involves removal of the cataract and replacement with an artificial lens that can restore clear vision.
The CATALYS Precision Laser System is indicated for use in patients undergoing cataract surgery for removal of the crystalline lens. Intended uses in cataract surgery include anterior capsulotomy, phacofragmentation, and the creation of single plane and multi-plane arc cuts/incisions in the cornea, each of which may be performed either individually or consecutively during the same procedure.
1. Customization with 3D Imaging
Like a fingerprint, every eye has a unique size and shape. Prior to treatment, the CATALYS Laser images patient eye and makes precise 3D maps of relevant structures. This enables surgeon to create a tailored treatment plan that is uniquely customized for patient eye.
2. Laser Precision
Surgeon can use the CATALYS Laser to create laser precise incisions, including a circular opening in the lens capsule to access and remove the cataract. This precise incision helps the surgeon place the new artificial lens where intended.
3. Gentle Approach
Surgeon can use the laser to soften the hard cataract. Softening the lens with the CATALYS Laser enables the surgeon to remove the cataract gently
If patient desire to see well without glasses or contacts after surgery, surgeon may recommend a tailored treatment that could include precise CATALYS Laser incisions in the cornea and a specific lens implant type.
The CATALYS System should not be used if patient is not a candidate for cataract surgery, have certain pre-existing corneal problems or eye implants; younger than 22years of age. Doctor should know about eye-related conditions, injuries, or surgeries of patient.Lens Implant Types:
i. Mono focal lens for vision at one distance
ii. Multifocal or accommodating lens for near, intermediate and far vision
iii. Toric lens for correcting astigmatism
Patients must be able to lie flat on their backs and motionless during the procedure. Patients must be able to tolerate local or topical anesthesia. Ask patient if they are taking any medications such as alpha blockers (like Flomax to treat an enlarged prostate) as these medications may affect how the doctor does the cataract surgery.
Complications associated with the CATALYS System include mild broken blood vessels or redness on the white part of patient eye, which may last for a few weeks. Other potential risks associated with cataract surgery may occur. These risks may include but are not limited to corneal swelling and/or abrasion, lens capsular tear, infection, inflammation, eye discomfort, reduced vision.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Cataract surgery usually takes less than 30 minutes. The CATALYS Laser portion of treatment usually takes just a few minutes.
Most normal activities expect strenuous exercise need not be restricted following cataract surgery. And your sight may continue to improve for several days or weeks after surgery.
The CATALYS System
Precision Laser Cataract Surgery
Many of the steps of cataract surgery that are traditionally performed using handheld instruments can now be completed using the precision of a laser. The CATALYS Precision Laser System-developed in the heart of Silicon Valley-is designed specifically for laser cataract surgery. Thousands of patients have been treated with the CATALYS Laser.
Using the CATALYS Laser, surgeon can provide patient with a gentle, accurate and customized treatment.