CATALYS® Precision Laser System
Dr. James Sanitato is now using the CATALYS® Precision Laser System to perform many key steps of the procedure that are traditionally performed using handheld instruments. This laser precision enables our surgeons to provide patients a comfortable, gentle and highly customized cataract treatment.
This approach may offer many key benefits for patients including:
Customization with 3D imaging: Like a fingerprint, every eye has a unique size and shape. Prior to treatment, CATALYS® images your eye and makes precise 3D maps of relevant structures. This enables Dr. Sanitato to create a tailored treatment plan that is customized for your eye.
Laser precision: Dr. Sanitato can use CATALYS® to create a perfectly sized, shaped and centered circular opening to access and remove the cataract. This precise incision helps him place the new artificial lens exactly where intended. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately 10 times more accurate when performed with Catalys than what is achievable by hand.
Gentle Approach: Dr. Sanitato can use the laser to soften the hard cataract. Softening the lens with the CATALYS® laser enables him to remove the cataract more gently and with significantly less ultrasound energy than is used in traditional manual cataract surgery.
May decrease need for glasses: If you desire to see well without glasses or contacts after surgery, ask about your options. Dr. Sanitato may recommend a tailored treatment that could include precise CATALYS® laser incisions in the cornea and a specific lens implant type.
Lens Implant Types:
• Monofocal lens for vision at one distance
• Multifocal or accommodating lens for near, intermediate and far vision
• Toric lens for correcting higher levels of astigmatism for clearer vision