The Catalys is a type of femtosecond laser used to perform some steps of cataract surgery. The laser does not perform the surgery, however, it does assist in performing some of the steps of surgery. Dr. Kelly Krespan often uses the Catalys laser to assist with cataract surgery at the DelVal Eye Surgery Center in Wayne, PA. Some of the potential benefits of using the Catalys laser include:
- Increased precision: The Catalys laser uses a femtosecond laser to create highly precise incisions in the eye, which can result in better visual outcomes and a reduced risk of complications.
- Reduced inflammation: Because the laser uses less energy than traditional methods, it may cause less inflammation in the eye, which can lead to faster recovery and less discomfort after the procedure.
- Improved astigmatism correction: The Catalys laser can also be used to treat astigmatism, which is a common cause of blurred vision after cataract surgery.
- More efficient procedure: The laser performs multiple tasks during the surgery such as breaking the cataract and creating incisions, which may shorten the procedure time.
It is important to note that not all cataract surgery is the same. Not all laser-assisted cataract surgeries are the same and some may use different technology or may perform different steps. The benefits may vary depending on the patient and the case, so you should always discuss with your surgeon.
If you are interested in Laser Assisted Cataract surgery or have any additional questions about cataract surgery, please give our surgical department a call at 610-446-2260 ext. 4.