How does CATALYS 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 cataract surgery treatment to that map. This enables us to create a customized cataract surgery treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.
Next, we use the 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, we may recommend a tailored treatment plan that could include creating ultra-precise laser incisions in the cornea and a specific clear lens type, such as a multi-focal lens. This tailored treatment may reduce a patient’s need for glasses or contacts after the CATALYS laser cataract surgery.
The CATALYS Laser can correct for astigmatism, allowing our patients to see as clearly as possible for distance vision without relying on glasses. By combining the most advanced multifocal or astigmatism correcting lenses with bladeless laser cataract surgery and ORA Precision Vision technology, patients are able to customize their vision and minimize their dependence on glasses.