Catalys Precision Laser System

Pre-operative measurements important in IOL decision-makingSurgeons work hard to get happy patients, and satisfied patients spread the word and refer their friends. They don't need extra post-op visits, and can return yearly to see their referring doctor. Selecting the best presbyopia-correcting IOL for a patient is critical and depends on methodical, preoperative decision-making.
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery: How far have we come?During the XXXV Congress of the ESCRS, an international panel of expert FLACS users gathered to share their research and insights, and to learn from the experiences of their colleagues.
Pearls for efficient femtosecond laser cataract surgery in busy practiceThe introduction of a femtosecond laser for cataract surgery into a practice can bring the concern for the potental loss of efficiency. A Louisville surgeon provides some solid advice and shares some strategies to make this new technology as efficient as possible.
Fs-laser safe for capsulotomy creationAnterior capsulotomies may be created safely and efficaciously using a femtosecond laser system (Catalys Precision Laser System, Abbott Medical Optics), according to a study published online in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.
Using femtosecond laser in pediatric Marfan’s syndrome with ectopia lentisA femtosecond laser can create circular, well-centered capsulotomies to facilitate implantation of capsular tension rings and IOLs without decentration in pediatric patients with Marfan’s syndrome. Tim Schultz, MD, and H. Burkhard Dick, MD, of the University Eye Clinic Bochum, Bochum, Germany, described the case of a 10-year-old boy with Marfan’s syndrome.
AMO acquires OptiMedicaWhat the $400 million deal brings to the laser cataract surgery market
Broad inclusion criteria for femtosecondNew data suggest that it may be time to stop worrying about broad inclusion criteria when evaluating patients with cataracts for potential femtosecond laser surgery. A retrospective review of more than 800 consecutive cases found that the technology provides high precision in the treatment of challenging cases with broad inclusion criteria, said H. Burkhard Dick, MD.
Differing methods, similar inflammationWhether a surgeon uses a laser for cataract surgery or manual methods may not make much of a difference in terms of postoperative inflammation. That at least is the experience of H. Burkhard Dick, MD, professor and chairman of ophthalmology and director of the University Eye Clinic Bochum, Bochum, Germany.
Laser cataract surgery system receives patentOptiMedica Corp. has received a patent for the Catalys Precision Laser System relating to the fundamental technology underlying laser cataract surgery.