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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. As you age, proteins in your lens begin to break down and the lens becomes cloudy. You may not even realize you have a cataract because it usually grows very slowly and may not impede vision early on. While cataracts are rarely dangerous, after a number of years they will likely affect vision.  By age 65, over 90 percent of people have a cataract and half of the people between the ages of 75 and 85 have lost some vision due to a cataract. A cataract is not caused by overuse of your eyes and it does not travel from one eye to the other.



CATALYS® Precision Laser System


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.

Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery offers a reproducible, noninvasive technique to replace the least predictable and most technically demanding steps of conventional cataract procedures.

Designed specifically for laser cataract surgery, the CATALYS® System offers:


  • LIQUID OPTICS Interface, gentle docking with minimal intraocular pressure rise and clear optics for excellent imaging and laser delivery

  • INTEGRAL GUIDANCE System - proprietary 3D Full Volume Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and automated surface mapping algorithms that guide laser delivery

  • Precise capsulotomies within 30µm

  • Complete segmentation and softening of the cataract with adjustable grid sizing

  • Multiple corneal incision centration options that are based on anatomical landmarks



Catalys Laser Cataract Surgery vs. Traditional Manual Cataract Surgery 


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