Cataracts occur when the natural lenses in your eyes become cloudy and make it difficult for you to see as clearly as you once did. Luckily, cataracts are common, natural, and treatable. In fact, cataract surgery is one of the most common outpatient procedures in the United States today.
Laser-assisted vs. traditional surgery
In order to remove your cataract, your natural lens must be removed. Your doctor can access the clouded lens using one of two methods: manual or laser-assisted.
Catalys® Precision Laser System Procedure
- Precision removal
- Planned with a 3-D blueprint of your eye
- Incisions made with a laser
- Basic removal
- Planned with measurements of your eye
- Incisions made with a blade
You and your doctor may decide laser surgery is your best treatment option, considering the specific condition of your cataracts. With laser-assisted cataract surgery, your surgeon uses the laser to create a tiny incision in your eye to soften and break up the cataract. Next, your surgeon will suction out the cataract pieces and insert your new IOL.
Laser cataract surgery video for patients
Learn about advanced laser cataract surgery. Catalys laser system delivers a fully personalized, precise, and gentle approach to your procedure.
Choosing the lens for your lifestyle
There are a variety of eye lenses designed for different conditions and lifestyles, and each is built to help keep your vision clear and sharp over time.
Take the lens lifestyle quiz
Download this questionnaire to help you understand what’s most important in your vision needs so you can discuss with your doctor.