Laser Cataract Surgery

Dr. Farbowitz is proud to be among the first doctors in New Jersey to offer patients femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery with the Catalys Precision Laser System. Using this exciting new technology, Dr. Farbowitz can provide a gentle, highly customized cataract procedure with a new level of precision not achievable with traditional manual techniques. Using the Catalys system in combination with multifocal lens implants and treatment of astigmatism, Dr. Farbowitz can perform state of the art cataract surgery, resulting in excellent outcomes for his patients.

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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 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 Dr. Farbowitz to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.

Next, Dr. Farbowitz use Catalys to create a circular opening in the outermost membrane of the cataract in order to access and remove the cataract. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately 10 times more accurate when performed with the laser than what is achievable by hand. Catalys then softens and breaks up the hard cataract into tiny pieces, allowing for gentler, easier cataract removal.

Depending on the patient's preoperative vision and desired result, Dr. Farbowitz may recommend a tailored treatment plan that could include creating precise laser incisions in the cornea and a premium lens implant such as a multifocal or toric IOL. This tailored treatment may reduce a patient's need for glasses or contacts after surgery.


What are the benefits of Catalys?

  • A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
  • A treatment with little or no discomfort
  • A more precise treatment
  • Gentler and easier cataract removal
  • The opportunity to receive tailored treatment with advanced technology multifocal lenses and/or astigmatism correction which may reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery .

Ask Dr. Farbowitz if femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery with the Catalys system is right for you.

If you would like more information about Laser Cataract Surgery or to schedule an appointment, feel free to fill out our convenient contact form or call us directly at 973-379-2544.

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Patient Testimonials

Staff and services rated 10 out of 10. The results are truly excellent.

- B.C. 25 - Finance

Dr. Farbowitz took the time to answer all of my questions and alleviated any fears I had of the procedure. Its hard for me to remember what life was like with glasses. Its so much better playing sports, swimming, waking up in the morning, watching movies, etc.

- A.W. 41 - Accountant

To me this is all a dream and each day that I wake up I have Dr. Farbowitz and his staff to thank! I would recommend Short Hills Ophthalmology, specifically Dr. Farbowitz, to my family and friends, as well as anyone else who is considering having LASIK. You will not be disappointed!

- J.P. 24 - Teacher

As a result of Dr. Farbowitz performing LASIK surgery has given me a sense of liberation from glasses and contacts that feels indescribable.

- J.T. 29 - TV Station Operations Manager

Having LASIK performed by Dr. Farbowitz was truly amazing. The doctor and his staff made me feel comfortable before, during and after the procedure.

- D.S. 31 - Pharmaceutical Manager

Everyone was very professional, accommodating, excellent approach to flawless surgery, accessible and very congenial.

- L.M. 38 - Public Relations Consultant

Dr. Farbowitz and his staff are very professional, very timely and very confidence inspiring!

- A.J. 42 - Derivative Marketer

What I liked best was that I received a thorough explanation of what to expect, a comprehensive exam and friendly professional eye care.

- D.B. 53 - Paralegal