Laser cataract surgery is the most advanced form of cataract surgery where the femtosecond laser is used instead of blades to perform some of the surgical steps. We researched the different kinds of femtosecond lasers in the market and the CATALYS Laser System was clearly superior. The CATALYS® Laser System is an FDA approved, technologically advanced laser designed to administer an extremely gentle cataract surgery that significantly shortens recovery time. This technology provides an unparalleled level of accuracy and precision to some of the more challenging steps of cataract surgery.
Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery
Traditionally the eye surgeon uses blades to create incisions to access and remove the cataract. The laser uses 3D computer guided mapping with over 10,000 scans to produce a highly detailed and customized image of your eye. This image is the basis for the treatment plan to produce extremely precise laser incisions instead of manual incisions with blades.
The different steps involved with the CATALYS® Laser System include the following:
- Cataract Incisions – precisely located and sized incisions to allow access to the cataract. These are usually created with blades in traditional manual surgery.
- Arcuate Incisions or Limbal Relaxing Incisions – used to treat astigmatism. The laser can produce these within pockets to help offset dry eye conditions. (Shown in blue below.)
- Capsulotomy – a centrally placed and tightly controlled circular incision allowing access to the cataract.
- Lens Segmentation and Softening – treatment of the cataract itself to facilitate its removal, significantly minimizing ultrasonic energy delivered into the eye and speeding postoperative recovery. When using traditional manual surgery, the lens is mechanically segmented with instruments requiring more manipulation within the eye and softening cannot be performed.
To learn how we can maximize your visual outcome and get you on the road to minimize or eliminate your dependence on glasses, contact us and schedule an appointment with Dr George Khouri to discuss implementation of a treatment plan tailored to your needs with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System in conjunction with Lifestyle Lens Implants.