CE mark given to precision laser system

April 27, 2012

OptiMedica's Catalys precision laser system has been given the CE mark of approval for corneal incisions.

OptiMedica's Catalys precision laser system has been given the CE mark of approval for corneal incisions.

The system enables the surgeon to conduct precise corneal incisions with accurate orientation, length and depth. Single-plan sideport incisions and self-healing multi-plane cataract incisions can also be performed.

CEO of OptiMedica, Mark J. Forchette, said, "The CE mark approval for corneal incisions is an exciting development that will allow Catalys to bring even more value to the laser cataract procedure. We are thrilled to be able to extend the system’s precision and accuracy benefits to these important surgical steps, as they will further optimize the experience for cataract surgeons and their patients.”

Professor Burkhard Dick, member of OTEurope's Editorial Advisory Board and the first person to use the system, said, "“I believe that Catalys represents the forefront of innovation in laser cataract surgery, and it’s been my pleasure to break new ground by using the system for corneal incisions. It has proven to be a very valuable addition to my practice, and I look forward to continuing to work with OptiMedica to set the new standard in laser cataract surgery.”