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What does the Catalys method involve in lens replacement?

During a lens replacement treatment, your natural eye lens is replaced by an artificial lens. Your own eye lens is covered in a bag, the ophthalmologist opens the bag and removes your own eye lens with a kind of vacuum cleaner. So what remains is an empty bag with a round opening at the front. The coiled lens of the correct strength for you is placed in the eye through the micro-incision, unfolds in the eye and is then placed in the existing pouch. The incision usually does not require suture.

Also with the Catalys technique, an incision is made, the lens is removed and a new lens is replaced. The big difference is that a large part of the procedure is performed by the Catalys™.

The Catalys Precision laser system™ combines a FemtoSecond laser, 3D imaging, more advanced software and innovative features to make surgery even more accurate and precise. The final result will be more predictable with this technique. The chance of additional treatment to achieve the desired result is also smaller.

The advanced 3D imaging technology of the Catalys™ creates a 3D map of the eye, so that an individual treatment plan can be drawn up. The Catalys™ ensures that the incision and the Capsulorhexis (a round opening in the lens capsule in which the artificial lens is placed) can be performed up to ten times more accurately.

The advanced Catalys™ 3D imaging software ensures that the laser pulses only reach the target treatment area and the surrounding areas are protected. In addition, the Catalys™ creates a fracture pattern in the natural lens so that it can be crushed and removed more effectively.

This offers two important advantages over the traditional method:

1.Fewer hand-driven actions with mechanical instruments and

2.Significantly less ultrasonic energy is required in the procedure. Any long-term effects of ultrasonic energy on the eye are thus considerably limited. A desirable development, especially in view of the fact that more and more people are switching to lens implants at a younger age.

Catalys™ requires careful pre-programming of each individual treatment and allows computer-controlled crushing of the natural lens. This ensures maximum patient comfort: Thanks to the latest technologies used in the Catalys™ method, not only can the procedure as a whole be performed with optimum precision, the laser treatment itself takes only three minutes, which also significantly shortens the total procedure .

Otto Wolter