Laser Cataract Surgery
If your vision is getting cloudy, if you are losing your color perception or you are having trouble seeing at night, you may be in the early stages of developing cataracts. Although cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today, laser cataract surgery improves the precision of many key surgical steps to provide possibly better outcomes and potentially make cataract surgery even safer.
“It’s Amazing!” This is what our patients call today’s advanced, small-incision, no-stitch Active Life Lens procedures at Mann Eye Institute. This life-changing technology is now available using the Optimedica Catalys Precision Laser System that eliminates the distorted blurry sight caused by cataracts and allows you to see clearly once again.
Are you seeking a Houston cataract surgery specialist? At Mann Eye Institute Cataract Centers, our outstanding team of eye surgeons, using the latest innovations in treatment, will help you achieve the optimal results you deserve and the freedom to pursue hobbies, sports and everyday activities without the frustration of poor vision.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful procedures performed in the U.S. today. More than 2 million men and women undergo cataract surgery every year, making the procedure one of the most frequently performed and successful medical procedures in the United States. The surgeons at Mann Eye Institute are among the most experienced cataract surgeons in the country.
Origins of Cataract Surgery: Traditional Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
Traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery has been around for many years and has been very effective for most people. The technique of Phacoemulsification cataract surgery was initially invented in 1967 by Charles Kelman, MD. This breakthrough literally paved the way to small incision micro cataract surgery. Although phacoemulsification is considered to be the current state of the art cataract removal technique, many steps in the cataract procedure are still performed manually with either a surgical blade or forceps. Laser cataract surgery with the femtosecond laser can now perform these steps adding a greater amount of precision and improved visual outcome to the entire cataract procedure.
Who do I contact for a laser cataract surgery consultation?
If you are seeking the most advanced cataract surgery in Houston or Austin be sure to contact our eye care office directly. We are happy to provide a consultation to determine the best and safest approach to cataract surgery for you. There are many items to consider prior to having cataract surgery including your choice of lens implant. Dr. Mann and other surgeons at the Mann Eye Institute are cataract implant specialists and have great understandings of all lens implants and how they have performed over the years. The latest technology advanced lens implants, also called premium lens implants, can break out into various categories and we will explain each implant and the potential benefit it could bring to your overall vision.
New Advances in Cataract Surgery
New advances in cataract surgery are giving patients the opportunity to achieve better vision than they thought possible. Mann Eye Institute offers the Active Life Lens Procedures for patients who want to enjoy the freedom that comes from having good eyesight without the need for glasses or readers. This is especially beneficial for activities like reading or using the computer.
Now we are pleased to offer another important advance in treatment. Mann Eye Institute is the first vision care center in the U.S. to offer Active Life Lens Procedures using the OptiMedica Catalys Precision Laser System. This state-of-the-art laser system takes cataract surgery to a new level of accuracy and consistency of results. For the first time, patients have the benefit of a customized laser approach to treatment.
CATALYS™ is a next generation laser cataract surgery platform that combines a femtosecond laser, integrated 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging, and OptiMedica’s breakthrough pattern scanning technology all into one system. Distinguishing features include a Liquid Optics™ Interface that ensures stable system-patient attachment and optimizes the optical path to the patient’s eye, and a proprietary Integral Guidance™ mapping system that ensures the femtosecond laser pulses are delivered safely and precisely to the intended location.
What are the Benefits of CATALYS™?
- • A highly customized procedure with advanced 3D imaging
- • Laser precise incisions that are unparalleled in the field
- • A fast procedure with little or no discomfort
- • A gentler and easier cataract removal
Mann Eye using CATALYS™ Technology for Laser Cataract Surgery
We perform CATALYS™ is a next generation laser cataract surgery in several locations. Our Austin cataract surgery team is completely equipped with this latest technology as well as our Houston cataract surgeons. If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about this new cataract surgery technology please contact our office directly.