OptiMedica, a developer of ophthalmic devices, has received CE mark approval for its Catalys Precision Laser System.
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 system delivers capsulotomy (a circular incision in the lens capsule) and lens fragmentation (segmenting and softening of the lens to prepare for removal).
The system also features an graphical user interface which is organized to simplify the planning process and minimize the time the patient is under the dock.
OptiMedica president and CEO Mark Forchette said they believe that the field of cataract surgery is in the midst of a revolutionary change, and they expect Catalys to provide technology that satisfies the high expectations of surgeons and their patients.
The company also concluded that the Catalys Precision Laser System is not for sale in the US.