Why State of the Art Cataract Technology is a Must

Why State of the Art Cataract Technology is a Must

October 25th, 2022

Is it time for you to have cataract surgery? You deserve the best and most up-to-date procedure that’s available, and that’s laser cataract surgery using CATALYS technology. 

It’s a more precise method with easier cataract removal, recovery is faster, and your treatment will be more customized with a plan tailored precisely to your needs. CATALYS, combined with Dr. Lee’s expertise and reputation as a renowned cataract surgeon in Huntsville, offers the highest quality cataract surgical treatment available in the area.  

Keep reading to learn why state-of-the-art cataract technology, like CATALYS, is a must!

Patient-Specific Customization

Cataract surgery is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Much like a fingerprint, every eye has a unique size and shape. 

CATALYS utilizes advanced 3D imaging technology to build a 3D map of the eye. Using that map, your cataract surgeon is able to tailor your treatment to meet the specific aspects of your eye. 

This level of customization improves outcomes, enabling Dr. Lee to create a customized treatment plan for your eye only.

A Laser System and 3D Mapping Technology

CATALYS isn’t simply a technology system for computer mapping. It’s also a precision tool in laser surgery. 

Following the customized treatment plan, Dr. Lee uses the CATALYS laser system to create a circular opening in the eye to remove the cloudy cataract. According to clinical studies, the opening produced by the CATALYS laser is approximately ten times more accurate than cataract surgery done by hand. 

CATALYS is then used to break up the hard cataract into tiny pieces, which can be easily extracted and is more gentle than with traditional methods. State-of-the-art technology, including CATALYS, allows for greater accuracy and safety. 

Better Outcomes for Premium IOLs

The precision of laser incisions means the positioning of a premium IOL or intraocular lens is more accurate. If you’re choosing a multifocal IOL to give you a more comprehensive range of clear, sharp vision, CATALYS aids DR. Lee in ensuring the best results possible. 

This, in turn, means thanks to the use of state-of-the-art technology, like CATALYS, that your need for glasses or contacts after cataract surgery is significantly reduced. 

Rapid and Comfortable Recovery Times

The other remarkable benefit of CATALYS laser surgery is the rapid visual recovery time. Incisions made by the CATALYS laser are so precise and tiny that no sutures are needed to close the incisions. 

Smaller incisions mean less inflammation of the eye, which speeds healing. While your eyes heal, you’ll use eye drops to keep them moist and to minimize the chance of infection. 

While common post-surgery symptoms include mild irritation and light sensitivity, this will resolve in a few days. In most cases, patients have little to no discomfort and do not require pain medication. 

Superior Technology, Superior Results

A comfortable, gentle, customized procedure with highly accurate results is why the CATALYS laser system is superior to traditional cataract surgery using hand-held tools. In addition, CATALYS offers precision 3D mapping of the eye, tiny incisions that minimize inflammation, and better guidance in placing and positioning a premium multifocal IOL. 

Thanks to these many benefits of the CATALYS system, you’ll have faster healing, greater visual freedom, and outcomes that will meet or exceed your expectations.

Are you interested in learning more about the state-of-the-art cataract technology offered at Laser Eye Center? Schedule an appointment at Laser Eye Center in Huntsville, AL, today!