Blade-Free Laser Cataract Surgery Comes to Clarus Eye Centre



Submitted by Clarus Eye Centre

Clarus Catalys SRAt Clarus Eye Centre, we’re excited to announce the arrival of the area’s first femtosecond laser designed to enhance an already successful cataract procedure.  Cataract surgery has never been so accurate.

Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible vision loss in the United States.  Over three million cataract procedures are performed each year in this country.  While the surgery has come a long way, new technologies continue to make the procedure more precise, with even better outcomes.

Until recently, surgeons have been limited to handheld instruments and blades to access the cataract and correct astigmatism.  With the traditional bladed cataract surgery, we are able to improve vision and often help patients see more clearly.  However, less than 50% of patients with traditional surgery see well enough to retire their glasses.

The Catalys Precision Laser System helps reduce the need for the hand-held instruments.  With unparalleled precision, the laser can create very accurate incisions in the cornea, correcting astigmatism to a degree not seen with hand-held instruments.  In addition, the laser can open the cataract and then pre-soften the lens prior to its removal.  The softening allows us to remove the cataract more gently, speeding recovery and enhancing the patient experience and outcomes.

All of our procedures are done in our Lacey surgery center. Call today at 360.456.3200 to schedule a consultation with one of our outstanding surgeons and determine if you’re a candidate for blade-free cataract surgery with the Catalys Laser System.

If you’re interested in viewing a video about the Catalys Laser System, click here.


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