Catalys Cataract TechnologyGRAND JUNCTION, CO (April 6, 2016) ICON Eyecare is the first in Grand Junction to offer Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery. The CATALYS® Precision Laser System is a next-generation laser cataract surgery system enabling ICON Eyecare surgeons to perform image-guided, preoperative laser lens conditioning with unparalleled accuracy and patient comfort.

A tracked laser is used to make the incision and help guide the procedure. “The technology removes the need for a blade during cataract surgery and allows for increased precision, safety, and control,” says James Fox, MD, of Hoffman Eye Care and ICON Eyecare.

Research began in 2005 on the CATALYS and it has undergone six years of clinical studies and trials. Through this sophisticated system, each patient receives a customized 3D treatment plan. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows our surgeons to plan and perform surgery to exact individualized specifications. “It’s truly breakthrough technology. We are very excited to be the first in Grand Junction to offer this world-class cataract technology,” says Dr. James Fox.

ICON Eyecare’s mission to be a center of eye care excellence is at the heart of this significant investment. As a leader in ophthalmology, ICON Eyecare seeks to provide the Western Slope with the most advanced technology, surgeons and surgical techniques to become a destination for patients with advanced eye conditions.

Through initial diagnosis and treatment planning, ICON Eyecare surgeons will carefully determine which patients are the right candidates for laser assisted cataract surgery. “This technology is phenomenal, but is not a replacement for traditional cataract surgery. There will still be cases our surgeons deem will be more appropriate for traditional cataract surgery,” adds Dr. Fox.

For more information on CATALYS technology or to schedule an interview with one of ICON Eyecare’s surgeons, please contact Keira Bresnahan at (970) 250-9052. Patients wanting more information can contact ICON Eyecare in Grand Junction at (970) 256-0400.

About ICON Eyecare

ICON Eyecare is a leading surgical and medical eye care provider based out of Denver, CO. Since 1999, ICON has been building a Center of Ophthalmology Excellence empowered by an expert team of board certified physician specialists, the most advanced laser technology and a culture of quality and extraordinary patient care. In coordination with referring optometrists and physicians, ICON Eyecare specializes in treating patients with cataracts, advanced forms of glaucoma and other age and disease related conditions, while providing innovative options for patients seeking LASIK and cosmetic eye procedures. With 14 patient care centers located in Colorado and Texas, ICON Eyecare is expanding within the broader western U.S. region. For more information, please call (720) 524-1001, or visit iconeyecare.com.

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