Catalys Laser Eye Surgery for Cataracts


Cambie Surgery Centre is proud to offer patients the new standard in precision cataract surgery with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System. Using CATALYS, our surgeons can provide a gentle, highly customized cataract procedure with the precision not achievable with traditional manual techniques.

What is Catalys?

Developed by Silicon Valley-based OptiMedical Corp., CATALYS® 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 our 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 surgeons at Cambie Surgery Centre to create a customized treatment plan that matches the uniqueness of each eye.

Next, our surgeons use CATALYS to create a circular opening for accessing and removing the cataract. Clinical studies have shown that this opening is approximately ten 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.

Depending on the patient's pre-operative vision and desired visual result, our surgeons may recommend a tailored treatment plan that could include creating ultra-precise laser incisions in the cornea and a specific clear lens type, such as a multi-focal lens. This tailored treatment may reduce a patient's need for glasses or contacts after surgery.

What are the benefits?

  • A highly customized procedure using advanced 3D imaging
  • A treatment with little or no discomfort
  • A more precise treatment
  • A gentler and easier cataract removal
  • Generally, a more rapid visual recovery due to reduced inflammation
  • The opportunity to receive tailored treatment with advanced technology multi-focal lenses, which may reduce the need for glasses or contacts after surgery

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What's the next step?

For more information or to book an appointment please contact one of the following physicians offices directly and they will be delighted to assist you:

電話 - 604-732-0328
Dr. Michael Berman - 604-531-3212
Dr. Jeffrey Blicker - 604-267-3883
Dr. Pierre Faber - 604-879-9311
Dr. Simon Holland - 604-879-5850
Dr. Francis Law - 604-732-0328
Dr. Martin McCarthy – 604-875-4407
Dr. David Rollins - 604-875-1521
Dr. Kurt Tsuyuki - 604-951-9588
Dr. Kevin Wade – 604-263-3335