Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates is first in the New York City area to offer patients the new standard in precision cataract surgery with the CATALYS™ Precision Laser System. Using CATALYS, Dr. Mark Speaker can provide a gentle, highly customized cataract procedure with precision not achievable with traditional manual techniques.


Cataract Surgery CATALYS™

What is CATALYS?

Developed by Silicon Valley-based OptiMedica Corp., CATALYS is a new FDA market cleared medical device that features a state-of-the-art laser, advanced 3D imaging, and many other innovative features that can bring numerous benefits to Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates patients

How does it work and what are the steps?

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 Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.

Next, Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates 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. CATALYS then softens and breaks up the hard cataract into tiny pieces, allowing for gentler, easier cataract removal. These steps set the stage for positioning of the replacement lens.

What are the benefits of CATALYS?

  • A fast procedure with little or no discomfort
  • A highly customized procedure with advanced 3D imaging
  • A gentler and easier cataract removal
  • Laser precise incisions
Cataract Surgery IOL
How long does it take to heal?
Everyone heals somewhat differently, but many cataract patients report improvement in their vision almost immediately after the procedure. Most patients return to their normal work and lifestyle routines within a day or two. Your eyes should be completely healed within a month.
How effective is cataract surgery?
According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, more than 98% of cataract patients had their vision successfully improved after surgery. Many patients experience vision that is actually better than before they developed cataracts.
Can a cataract grow back after surgery?
Once removed, cataracts will not grow back. However, some patients may experience clouding of a thin tissue called the capsule or”bag” that holds the IOL. In most cases, a laser is used to painlessly open the clouded capsule and restore clear vision.

Premium Lens Implants

At Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates, we offer many options for cataract lens implants. Our doctors can help you determine which premium lens implant is best for you and your lifestyle!

We offer the following premium lens implants at Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates:

  • AcrySof IQ ReSTOR
  • Tecnis Multifocal
  • AcrySof IQ Toric IOL
  • Crystalens
Please call the office at (212) 832-2020 to schedule a consultation.

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