Lori S. Snyder, MD

Laser Cataract Information

About Cataracts & Cataract Surgery
A cataract is a common condition in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes increasingly cloudy. Compared to vision with a clear lens, your vision with a cataract may look fuzzy, colors may be muted, and you may experience difficulty reading signs while driving at night.

Catalys Precision Laser System
Many of the steps of cataract surgery that are traditionally performed using handheld instruments can now be completed using the precision of a laser. Additional fees apply. The Catalys Precision Laser System is the world’s most sophisticated laser cataract surgery system. Using Catalys, Dr. Chung can provide you with a highly customized, more accurate and gentle treatment.

Customization with 3D Imaging
Like a fingerprint, every eye has a unique size and shape. Prior to treatment, Catalys images your eye and makes precise 3D maps of relevant structures. This enables your surgeon to create a tailored treatment plan that is customized for your eye.

Laser Precision
Dr. Chung can use Catalys to create a perfectly sized, shaped and centered circular opening to access and remove the cataract. This precise incision helps your surgeon place the new artificial lens exactly where intended. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately 10 times more accurate when performed with Catalys, compared with a manual procedure.

Gentle Approach
Dr. Chung can use the laser to soften the hard cataract. Softening the lens with the Catalys laser enables Dr. Chung to remove the cataract more gently and with significantly less ultrasound energy than is used in traditional surgery. This gentle, low energy approach reduces inflammation and helps visual recovery.
When your cataract symptoms become bothersome or limit your daily activities, it’s time to consider treatment. Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure worldwide and is very safe and successful. When you are ready to discuss your symptoms and possible treatment options, please call our office to schedule an eye exam and consultation.

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