“Another advantage to laser cataract surgery is that there is no need for shots, stitches or patches, which improves the patient experience dramatically,” says Dr. Martin.
Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) November 02, 2015
Long Island eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, will speak at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting taking place November 14-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. During an exclusive sidebar session on November 14, Clinical Leadership Meets Practice Growth, Dr. Martin will discuss the benefits of using the CATALYS Precision Laser System on patients undergoing laser cataract surgery. Developed by Abbott Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO), the CATALYS Precision Laser is superior to conventional methods since it allows surgeons to create laser-precise incisions based on each patient’s unique eye size and shape, resulting in safer and more precise incisions.
In recent years, cataract surgery has experienced numerous advancements, but Dr. Martin firmly believes CATALYS technology is one of the most significant. “Never before have we been able to achieve such optimal vision in our post-cataract patients so safely and accurately. Many of the steps of cataract surgery traditionally performed using handheld instruments can now be completed using the precision of a laser, thereby significantly reducing complications and adverse reactions, such as dry eye and inflammation,” states Dr. Martin.
The success behind CATALYS technology is the 600 femtosecond laser combined with a gentle Liquid Optics docking interface along with an integrated 3D Full Volume Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) image-guidance system. The interface is designed to provide a stable, gentle dock and a clear optical path for the OCT and laser. The system visualizes ocular surfaces and algorithms process the image and automatically and accurately map eye surfaces while creating safety zones. After a treatment plan has been customized based on the patient’s ocular anatomy, the femtosecond laser pulses are delivered precisely to their intended location. The laser breaks up the cataract lens making it easier to remove and precise incisions allow for implantation of the new intraocular lens. “Another advantage to laser cataract surgery is that there is no need for shots, stitches or patches, which improves the patient experience dramatically,” says Dr. Martin.
“Well over a thousand North Shore Eye Care patients have benefitted from the CATALYS system even though we’ve only had access to it since January 2014,” adds Dr. Martin. This outstanding technology results in customized surgeries that are more gentle, safe and accurate.
AMO’s CATALYS Precision Laser System was developed in close collaboration with a medical advisory board of cataract experts from around the world. In 2012, the CATALYS System was recognized as one of the top 100 technological innovations in the world.
AMO is a leader in vision care with a long history of innovation and market-leading vision correction technologies. They are currently ranked in the TOP 3 in the world for vision care products for LASIK patients, cataract patients and eye care solutions. Their products and services address a wide range of vision disorders and meet the needs of patients who seek greater freedom from the limitations of eyeglasses.
Products in their ophthalmic surgical line include intraocular lenses, laser vision correction systems, phacoemulsification systems, viscoelastics, microkeratomes and related products used in cataract and refractive surgery. AMO is based in Santa Ana, California, and employs approximately 4,200 worldwide. The company has operations in 24 countries and markets products in approximately 60 countries.
North Shore Eye Care is Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider. This year they are celebrating 52 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1962. North Shore Eye Care is also the official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets. Many of their doctors have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and North Shore Eye Care has earned ‘Best Of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.
North Shore Eye Care maintains offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, Southampton, Southold, Garden City and Hempstead. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, ocular plastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and retinal care. For more information about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.