Catalys integrates a femtosecond laser, integrated Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging and pattern scanning technology to bring precision and accuracy to the cataract procedure.

Precision laser system includes a Liquid Optics Interface that ensures stable system-patient attachment and optimizes the optical path to the patient’s eye, and a proprietary Integral Guidance system that ensures the femtosecond laser pulses are delivered safely and precisely to the intended location.

The move follows the clinical study results published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, which showed that Catalys delivered unequaled precision and accuracy, producing capsulotomies that are within 30 microns of intended size and 80 microns of intended center, with near perfect circularity.

Catalys was also found to greatly improve the ease of lens disassembly, reducing cumulative dissipated energy (CDE) during ultrasound phacoemulsification by around 40%.

The laser system receives approval for capsulotomy (a circular incision in the lens capsule) and/or lens fragmentation (segmenting and softening of the lens to prepare for removal).