Catalys Video Transcript:

“How does Catalys Work?

Every eye has a unique size and shape. Prior to treatment catalys scans the eye making a precise 3-D map or relevant structures. This process enables your surgeon to create a highly customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of your eye.

How does laser cataract surgery with catalys compare to traditional manual surgery?

In traditional cataract surgery your surgeon uses handheld instruments to manually create an opening in the capsule that holds the cataract. The goal of this step is to make the opening as circular as possible and sized to fit the replacement lens. With catalys your surgeon can create the circular opening with the intended size, shape and location using the precision
of the laser.

Clinical studies have shown that catalys the circular opening is approximately 10x more accurate than what is achievable by hand. With catalys your surgeon can also use the laser to soften the hard cataract and segment it into manageable pieces before ever entering inside the eye with instruments.

Shown here is a catalys laser grid pattern. After creating this circular opening, the next step is to remove the tissue and break up and remove the cataract. In the traditional approach, your surgeon will insert mechanical instruments into the eye and use ultrasound energy to break up the hard cataract pieces that are small enough to be removed. Softening the lens with a catalys
laser enables your surgeon to then remove the cataract more gently and with significantly less ultrasound energy that is used in traditional, manual cataract surgery.

For both traditional and catalys procedures the precision of the process described previously sets the stage for positioning the replacement lens and accurate positioning of the replacement lens is critical for achieving the desired visual outcome.

What are the benefits of Catalys?

With catalys, your surgeon can provide you with a highly customized treatment with advanced 3-D imaging. A fast treatment with little or no discomfort. A more precise treatment. And a gentler and easier cataract removal.

To find out more about the new standard in precision cataract surgery ask your doctor if cataract surgery with a catalys precision laser system is right for you.”