CATARACT SURGERY

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, and has the most experience in Sydney using the Catalys Femtosecond Cataract Laser.

www.Sydney Cataract.com.au