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North Shore Eye Care Revolutionizing Cataract Surgery With Introduction of First Catalys Laser on Long Island
Date:12/26/2013

Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) December 26, 2013

Ophthalmic surgeons at North Shore Eye Care are now able to offer patients an all-laser, blade-free method of cataract surgery that is revolutionizing one of the most common procedures performed in medicine today, according to eye surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD, Medical Director of North Shore Eye Care, who is scheduled to perform the first official Catalys laser cataract procedure on Long Island.

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery using the Catalys Precision Laser System offers a reproducible, noninvasive technique to replace the least predictable - and most technically demanding - steps for surgeons during conventional cataract procedures. “Our Catalys laser procedure is a truly a technological breakthrough in precision, accuracy and safety for today’s cataract patients,” Dr. Martin said. Cataract removal and lens implantation is one of the most common – and successful medical procedures performed today. Each year, more than two million people in the United States have their vision restored through cataract surgery.

The Catalys combines a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser, advanced 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging, sophisticated software and a host of other unique features that allow the surgeons of North Shore Eye Care to provide patients a gentle, highly customized cataract surgery with unprecedented precision and accuracy.

“This femtosecond laser technology allows us to take an already safe procedure and make it even better by adding a new level of precision and predictability that is simply not possible with traditional manual cataract surgery,” said Dr. Martin. “It is also helping us take advanced cataract surgery from an art form to a truly digital science.” In addition, the Catalys laser’s advanced technology makes break-up and removal of the cataract easier and gentler on the patient.

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