OCT system earns CE mark for corneal incisions

The Catalys Precision Laser System from OptiMedica, a laser cataract surgery system that combines a femtosecond laser, integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, and the company's pattern scanning technology, has been CE mark-approved for creating single-plane and multi-plane arc cuts/incisions in the cornea.

The Catalys Precision Laser System from OptiMedica (Sunnyvale, CA), a laser cataract surgery system that combines a femtosecond laser, integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, and the company's pattern scanning technology, has been CE mark-approved for creating single-plane and multi-plane arc cuts/incisions in the cornea. The approval adds new utility to the system, which was previously CE mark-approved and FDA-cleared for capsulotomy and lens fragmentation.

The new CE-marked indication allows cataract surgeons to perform arcuate incisions of precise orientation, length, and depth; multi-plane cataract incisions that are designed to be self-sealing; and single-plane sideport incisions, according to the company. Prof. Burkhard Dick, chairman and head of the University Eye Clinic (Bochum, Germany), was the first cataract surgeon in Europe to use the system for performing these incisions.

The system's corneal incisions application is delivered via a software upgrade from the company and is expected to be available in markets worldwide, pending additional regulatory clearances.

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