About Laser Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes clouded or opaque. When this occurs, visual disturbances (for example: glare, fuzzy vision) may make daily activities more difficult.

Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the world. In conventional cataract surgery, the surgeon uses hand held instruments to manually create a circular opening in the outer shell of the cataract. Next the surgeon uses instruments to break up and remove the cataract. Finally, the surgeon implants an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) inside the remaining shell to replace the natural lens.

In recent years, laser technology—which is used in procedures such as LASIK—has been incorporated into cataract surgery to enhance the precision and accuracy of the procedure.

The Catalys™ Precision Laser System from OptiMedica Corp. is the world’s most sophisticated laser cataract surgery system. The result of years of development and clinical study, Catalys delivers industry-leading precision and a premium experience for patients.

Location of the laser circular incision
Location of LCI


Custom approach:
While all eyes share the same basic anatomy,
there are individual differences in size, depth and
curvature. Catalys’ imaging technology builds a
unique 3D map of each patient’s eye and then
uses sophisticated software to customize the
surgeon’s treatment plan to each patient.

Enhanced safety features:
Catalys’ advanced 3D mapping and image guidance
software ensure that the laser pulses
are delivered only to the intended treatment
area, protecting surrounding eye anatomy. In
addition, the Catalys laser system allows for
gentler and easier cataract removal.

Speed and comfort:
With Catalys, each individual treatment is preprogrammed
into the system to improve accuracy
and reduce the total procedure time. In addition,
the Catalys laser system is uniquely designed to
maximize patient comfort.

Unmatched precision:
Catalys delivers precision that is unmatched in
the industry, producing incisions that are accurate
within tens of microns. To put this level of
accuracy into perspective, the average width of
a single human hair is 85 microns. This precision
should enable the surgeon to more accurately
place the IOL in the eye.

Catalys— The world’s most
sophisticated laser
cataract surgery system

Catalys features a state-of-the-art laser, advanced
3D imaging, sophisticated software and other unique
features that deliver a precise, customized procedure
with exceptional patient comfort.

Catalys enables surgeons to create a perfectly sized,
shaped and centered circular incision to access, break
up and remove the cataract. This precise and accurate
incision helps your surgeon to place the artificial
intraocular lens (IOL) in the exact intended position.

This procedure enables your surgeon to soften
and remove the cataract easily and more gently. Using
sophisticated laser pattern scanning technology, the
surgeon can create grid-like patterns in the cataract to
aid in break-up and removal.

Isn’t it time to see what you’ve
been missing?

Ask your doctor if laser cataract surgery with the

Catalys Precision Laser System is right for you.

Laser Cataract Surgery