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.
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.
- 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.