New YEAR, New View
I am excited to announce the beginning of Laser Cataract Surgery coming to the Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center.
We are at the beginning of a revolution in cataract surgery and now our patients will be among the first to reap the benefits.
—Balaji Gupta, MD - Ophthalmology
EOSC PRESENTS CATALYS™ PRECISION LASER SYSTEM
Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center is the first surgery center in Illinois to offer patients the new standard in precision cataract surgery and astigmatism correction with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System. Using CATALYS, our surgeons can provide a gentle, highly customized cataract procedure with precision not achievable with traditional manual techniques.
WHAT IS CATALYS™ PRECISION LASER SYSTEM?
Developed by Silicon Valley-based OptiMedica Corporation, Catalys is a new medical device that features a state-of-the-art laser, advanced 3D imaging, and many other innovative features that can bring numerous benefits to our patients.
- A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
- A treatment with little or no discomfort
- A more precise treatment
- A gentler and easier cataract removal
- Generally, a more rapid visual recovery due to reduced inflammation4
- The opportunity to receive tailored treatment with advanced technology multi-focal lenses, which may reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Every eye has a unique size and shape. CATALYS’ advanced 3D imaging technology builds a 3D map of each eye and tailors the treatment to that map. This enables our surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.
Next, our surgeons use CATALYS to create a circular opening for accessing and removing the cataract. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately 10 times more accurate when performed with CATALYS than what is achievable by hand.1,2 CATALYS then softens and breaks up the hard cataract into tiny pieces, allowing for gentler, easier cataract removal.3
Depending on the patient’s pre-operative vision and desired visual result, our surgeons may recommend a tailored treatment plan that could include creating ultra-precise laser incisions in the cornea to reduce astigmatism or a specific clear lens type, such as a multi-focal lens. This tailored treatment may reduce a patient’s need for glasses or contacts after surgery.
VIEW CATALYS® PRECISION LASER SYSTEM Video
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To learn more about the surgeons currently utilizing the Catalys technology, please select the links below:
- Charles Ahn, MD
- Richard Foulkes, MD
- Walter Fried, PhD, MD
- Balaji Gupta, MD
- Michael Hennessey, MD
- Spero J. Kinnas, MD
- Kent Kirk, MD
- Sheridan Lam, MD
- Timothy J. McCarthy, MD
- Brian Proctor, DO
- John Winkler, MD
1 Friedman, NJ, et al., “Femtosecond Laser Capsulotomy,” Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2011 July; 37(7): 1189-1198
2 Palanker, D., et al., “Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography,” Science Translational Medicine, Vol 2 Issue 58: 1-9 (2010)
3 Burkhard HD., “The synergy of MICS and femtosecond lasers: The future of small incision cataract surgery” Ophthalmology Times Europe, 2012 April; Vol 8 Issue 3
4 Burkhard HD., “Femtosecond cataract surgery outcomes: an advance or not?” Proceedings from the XXX Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Milan, Italy. September 2012.