Advanced All Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates is first in the New York City area to offer patients the new standard in precision cataract surgery with the CATALYS™ Precision Laser System. Using CATALYS, Dr. Mark Speaker can provide a gentle, highly customized cataract procedure with precision not achievable with traditional manual techniques.

Laser Cataract Surgery


What is CATALYS?

Developed by Silicon Valley-based OptiMedica Corp., CATALYS is a new FDA market cleared medical device that features a state-of-the-art laser, advanced 3D imaging, and many other innovative features that can bring numerous benefits to Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates patients.

How does it work and what are the steps?

Every eye has a unique size and shape. CATALYS’ advanced 3D imaging technology builds a 3D map of each eye and tailors the treatment to that map. This enables Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates surgeons to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.

Next, Laser & Corneal Surgery Associates surgeons use CATALYS to create a circular opening for accessing and removing the cataract. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately 10 times more accurate when performed with CATALYS than what is achievable by hand. CATALYS then softens and breaks up the hard cataract into tiny pieces, allowing for gentler, easier cataract removal. These steps set the stage for positioning of the replacement lens.

What are the benefits of CATALYS?

  • A fast procedure with little or no discomfort
  • A highly customized procedure with advanced 3D imaging
  • A gentler and easier cataract removal
  • Laser precise incisions