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Laser Cataract Surgery Reality

Designs For Vision has announced the successful completion of the first laser assisted cataract surgery procedure in the southern hemisphere using the new Optimedica Catalys Precision Laser System.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

The surgery was performed by Dr. Brendan Vote of Launceston Eye Institute using the recently acquired Catalys femtosecond laser. Nik Apostolou from Designs for Vision said that “proving the benefits of the system opens a wide field of opportunity for better cataract treatment in Australia. The Optimedica Catalys is designed to deliver improved precision and accuracy in refractive outcomes, as well as increased safety for patients.

“The system combines a femtosecond laser, integrated 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging and OptiMedica’s pattern scanning technology in an ergonomic, easy-to-use format.

Distinguishing features include a Liquid Optics Interface that ensures stable system-patient attachment and optimises the optical path to the patient’s eye, and a proprietary Integral Guidance system that ensures the femtosecond laser pulses are delivered safely and precisely to the intended location. In addition, Catalys features an easy-to-use graphical user interface designed to simplify the planning process and minimise the time the patient is under the dock.”

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