Traditional cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States and is considered to be a very safe procedure with good visual outcomes. But at Laser Eye Center, we have never settled for “good” — we want you to achieve the best possible visual outcomes with the fewest risks.
Always abreast of the leading technology, our team is excited to offer laser-assisted cataract surgery with the Catalys precision laser system. This best-in-class technology enables us to treat cataracts with unparalleled safety, precision and predictability.
Completely Customized to Your Eye
Your eye is unlike anyone else’s. It has a unique size and shape, and your cataract surgery should be planned around your eye’s unique features.
Prior to cataract surgery with the Catalys precision laser system, your eye will be scanned with a camera or digital imaging instruments. The images will be used to create a precise, three-dimensional map of your eye’s structures. Your cataract surgeon can then tailor a treatment plan to your eye, which will result in faster healing time and better overall outcomes.
Laser Cataract Surgery has Precise and Consistent Incisions
During cataract surgery, the surgeon must create an initial incision in the cornea to access the lens capsule, or membrane that holds the cloudy lens. Next, he must make an opening in the capsule itself to break up and remove the lens. In traditional cataract surgery, both of these steps are performed by hand with blades or other surgical instruments.
Laser-assisted cataract surgery eliminates the chance of human error using handheld instruments. Our surgeons use the information that we have gathered about your eye’s relevant structures to program the Catalys laser that creates the corneal incision and the opening in the lens capsule. Both of these openings are made exactly where intended and in a matter of seconds.
The corneal incision can be made with exceptional precision and more accuracy than what is achievable by hand. Then, a circular capsule opening will be made in the exact size, shape and location to fit the replacement lens.
Key Advantage with Regards to IOL Placement
Laser cataract surgery is absolutely the least invasive methodology for cataract removal. Furthermore, as the eye’s natural cloudy lens is removed, it is replaced with a new intraocular lens (IOL). By using laser treatment, the placement of IOLs is far improved in terms of precision. Not only is it easier for the surgeon, but it allows you to recover quicker and more comfortably than you would with traditional cataract surgery.
Learn More about Laser Cataract Surgery
Our cataract surgeons would be happy to share with you more information about the Catalys Laser Cataract Surgery platform during an in-person consultation with our distinguished cataract surgeon. Please call (800) 805-2737 or email us today to request an appointment.