CATALYS FEMTOSECOND LASER CATARACT SURGERY
In traditional cataract surgery micro-incisions are created by a blade, the front of the lens is opened by hand and the lens divided by an ultrasonic probe. Using the latest laser technology, patients now have the option of choosing a blade-less, computer-controlled Femtosecond laser to perform the early stages of the Cataract procedure with a high degree of precision.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LASER-ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY?
- A Bladeless procedure
- More precise incisions.
- A perfectly shaped and centered lens opening possibly leading to more accurate Intra-Ocular lens positioning and better visual results.
- A gentler procedure due to less manipulation of the eye. Laser- Assisted Cataract Surgery has the potential to reduce the energy, fluid and time used during Cataract Surgery therefore ensuring a faster, kinder and gentler approach leading to quicker visual recovery and less damage to delicate structures inside the eye.
NOT ALL LASERS ARE THE SAME
The CATALYS ™ Precision Laser System has many advantages as listed:
- 99% complete circular capsule opening (peer reviewed literature)
- 70% reduction in ultrasound energy required across all grades of cataract (peer reviewed literature)
- More than half of all cataracts removed with nil or minimal (EPT less than 4s) ultrasound energy (peer reviewed literature)
- “Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery compared with conventional cataract surgery” Abell, Kerr and Vote Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2013; 41 : 455-462
- Theoretically better intra-ocular lens positioning
- Less ultrasound energy required theoretically leads to less corneal swelling and quicker visual recovery
- Faster laser capsulotomy time
- Minimal Intra-ocular pressure rise during surgery – (beneficial in glaucoma patients)
- Dr David Robinson is one of the pioneer eye surgeons who perform Laser Cataract surgery in Australia. The Catalys Femtosecond Laser is based on this technology.