Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
The Mitchell Eye Centre in Calgary recently became one of the first corrective eye care facilities in Western Canada with surgical access to a Catalys Precision Laser System through the Southern Alberta Eye Center. The arrival of this innovative technology for use in cataract removal marks the Mitchell Eye Centre’s continuing role as a leader in corrective eye surgery.
As ophthalmic surgeons are already aware, the use of femtosecond lasers has significantly improved how cataract surgery is performed. However, compared to other femtosecond laser technologies, the Catalys Precision Laser System offers unparalleled accuracy, customization, and comfort for patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery.
A demonstration video of the Catalys System is available on the Mitchell Eye Centre website.
Benefits for Ophthalmic Surgeons
In recent years, femtosecond laser and 3D imaging technology have been incorporated into cataract surgery to enhance the precision and ability to customize the procedure. The Catalys Precision Laser System offers a level of precision and safety that is superior to all other femtosecond lasers currently available.
Using the Catalys Precision Laser System for corrective eye surgery allows ophthalmologists to offer a safe, customized procedure with a level of precision that’s not achievable with traditional surgical methods.
Benefits for Cataract Patients
While all eyes share the same basic anatomy, there are individual differences in size, depth, and curvature. Calays’ imaging technology builds a unique 3D map of each patient’s eye and then uses sophisticated software to customize the surgeon’s treatment plan to each patient. This enables surgeons to create a perfectly sized and shaped incisions and to break up and remove the cataract and place the intraocular lens (IOL) in the exact intended position.
Patients can book cataract surgery appointments directly at at the Mitchell Eye Centre website. Ophthalmologists interested in becoming certified on this technology for use with their own patients are recommended to contact Krista Wills by phone 403-258-1773 at the Mitchell Eye Centre.