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CATALYS Laser – Ophthalmology

  • Laser Type: Femtosecond
  • Wavelength: <600 fs
  • Power: N/A
  • Dimensions: 10' x 11' space required
  • Weight: 750 lbs

The CATALYS® Laser System is an advanced laser designed for an extremely gentle cataract surgery to aid recovery time. It provides an unparalleled level of accuracy and precision to some of the more challenging steps of cataract surgery such as:

  1. Capsulotomy – a centrally placed circular incision allowing access to the cataract.
  2. Lens Segmentation and Softening – treatment of the cataract to aid removal.
  3. Arcuate Incisions – anterior penetrating or intrastromal.

Cataract Incisions – precisely located incisions to allow access to the cataract.

How Does The Laser Differ From Traditional Cataract Surgical Techniques?
Traditionally blades are used to create incisions for lens treatment and removal. The laser uses computer guided imaging to produce a customized image of your eye. This image is the basis for the treatment plan to produce incredibly precise incisions instead of manual incisions with blades.

Usage of the laser to pre-treat the lens can minimize and in many cases eliminate the usage of phacoemulsification (ultrasonic) energy used within the eye, reducing recovery time.

Astigmatism correction
Astigmatism is an irregular curvature of the cornea. This irregularity can lead to a blurred, distorted vision. This condition can be treated with the CATALYS® Laser with the creation of Limbal Relaxing Incisions to address the corneal irregularity.

With the Catalys Precision Laser System, easily reproducible noninvasive techniques used in laser-assisted procedures replace the least predictable and most demanding steps of conventional cataract surgeries.

Designed specifically for cataract surgery, the Catalys system offers:

  • LIQUID OPTICS INTERFACE — non-applanating, gentle docking with minimal IOP rise and clear optics for excellent imaging and laser delivery.
  • INTEGRAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM — Streaming 3D full-volume OCT and automated surface mapping algorithms that guide laser surgery.
  • Precise, free-floating capsulotomies within 30µm.
  • Segmentation and softening of the cataract with adjustable grid sizing.
  • Multiple corneal incision centration options based upon anatomical landmarks.


  • Anterior Capsulotomy
  • Lens Fragmentation
  • Arcuate Incisions in the Cornea
  • Multiplanar Primary and Sidepoint Cataract Incisions in the Cornea

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