Laser Cataract Surgery

Catalys™ Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery New Jersey

CATALYS Image SystemThere are many people that live with the inconvenience of cataracts, keeping them from clearly seeing the world. Dr. Kenneth S. Miller is able to help people clear out the fog cataracts bring by performing Catalys™ laser assisted cataract surgery at his New Jersey practice. Dr. Miller and his caring staff at the Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey are dedicated to giving patients a chance at clear sight. 

What Is Catalys™? 

Catalys™ is one of the latest and most advanced medical devices created specifically for cataract surgery. The device is capable of detailed 3D imaging, able to perform lens fragmentation that will segment and soften the cataracts, and equipped with a highly precise laser. Catalys™ is FDA approved, and enables Dr. Miller to accurately perform cataract surgery with a minimal risk of complications. At the Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey, Catalys™ allows Dr. Miller to perform cataract procedures safely, efficiently, and with greater precision than ever before possible.

The overall purpose of the Catalys™ system is to give the eye surgeon greater control over every phase of cataract surgery, which in turn makes the procedure safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more successful for the patient. This is made possible through the combination of several unique, innovative features including:

  • The Liquid Optics™ Interface – This gentle interface docks the patient to the Catalys™ system, using liquid to fill in irregularities in the surface of the cornea and giving Dr. Miller a clear, wide view of the patient’s eye. He is able to perform all incisions in a single dock while the patient benefits from dramatically improved comfort compared to traditional cataract surgery. 
  • Integral Guidance™ – The Catalys™ femtosecond laser is guided with unrivaled precision by a detailed visualization of the ocular surface made possible by the system’s advanced Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system. This allows Dr. Miller to truly customize each patient’s cataract surgery, with the laser targeting sites selected according to the unique anatomy of his or her eye while leaving the “safety zones” undisturbed. 

The Procedure

catalys_-still-image.jpgDuring your consultation with Dr. Miller, you will discuss which  type of intraocular lens you will benefit from the most. One of the lens options you have is a monofocal lens implant, giving you corrected vision at a fixed distance. Often, patients that choose the monofocal lens will prefer distance vision correction, meaning that they will still need glasses for seeing up close. We also proudly offer advanced multifocal lenses that will allow you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances.

After creating a detailed 3D map of the eye, Dr. Miller begins cataract surgery with the Catalys™ system by making a self-sealing circular opening through which the clouded lens will be removed.Incisions are made in the cornea by the precise laser of the Catalys™, and the machine softens the cataract, dividing it into small pieces, making it easier to remove. Your new lenses will be placed, the fog will be cleared, and you’ll be able to clearly take in what the world has to show you. 

Benefits and Risks

In undergoing Catalys™ laser assisted cataract surgery at our New Jersey practice, you’ll benefit from the superior results that can be achieved through this new technology. In clinical trials, the Catalys™ has performed exceptionally well, delivering results that compare favorably to those produced by other methods.  You’ll also be able to enjoy many benefits that go along with the removal of your cataracts and the placement of IOLs, including:

  • Colors will be brighter and more vibrant.
  • Many people’s vision improves so much that they’re able to pass the DMV vision test without visual aids.
  • The procedure may greatly decrease the use of your glasses.
  • You will experience fewer glares in bright light or while driving at night.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed; however, as with any other surgery, it comes with potential risks. In most cases, the procedure is successful with no complications. Some of the rare complications that could occur are inflammation or swelling of the retina. In general, the use of the Catalys™ system reduces the risk of complications versus traditional cataract surgery.

Cost of Surgery 

The cost of Catalys™ laser assisted cataract surgery depends on several different factors concerning the patient’s specific case, including the condition of their eyes and which type of lenses they prefer to correct their vision. We’re more than happy to give you a specific estimate during your initial consultation at our practice. 

Learn More about the Catalys™ System

Our team at the Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey is more than willing to answer any of your questions. For more information on Catalys™ laser assisted cataract surgery or to set up an appointment, contact our New Jersey practice at your convenience.