Catalys System – Laser Cataract Surgery
A cataract is a natural effect of the aging process, and a large percentage of people develop them by the age of 65. Instead of your normal vision, it instead appears as if you are constantly looking through something cloudy or fuzzy, and it is often difficult to see in very bright- or low-light conditions.
Cataract surgery is a safe, effective way to improve your vision, and is the most common procedure performed in the United States. Each year, over 2 million Americans undergo this microsurgery treatment, thereby having their natural eye lenses removed and replaced by an intraocular lens. These intraocular lenses are implanted during cataract surgery, after the cloudy crystalline lens (otherwise known as a cataract) has been removed. On average, 8,000 cataract procedures are performed in a single day in the United States. The procedure is quick, simple, minimally invasive and allows for a quick healing process.
When cataracts are treated, a lens is placed into the eye to both reduce the effects of cataracts and to improve vision beyond the effects of aging and astigmatism. The need for glasses, reading glasses, or contacts can often be eliminated or reduced with cataract lens-based treatments such as these. A variety of lenses are available to improve vision at all distances and in all light conditions.