1. Jun 22, 2020

New software for the CATALYS Precision Laser System get FDA clearance

New software for the CATALYS Precision Laser System (Johnson & Johnson Vision) that provides advanced astigmatism management has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance, according to a press release.

The new CATALYS cOS 6.0 software simplifies astigmatism management workflow and increases operational efficiency.

“Accuracy and precision in astigmatic procedures are critical to good outcomes," said Douglas Koch, MD, in the press release. “CATALYS cOS 6.0 with advanced astigmatism management not only provides more accurate surgical alignment and automatic cyclorotation compensation that is three times better than manual markings, the workflow will make the entire process easier and faster for me.”

Key features include:                                                                              

-Minimizes data entry verification and manual transcription errors

-Reduce time spent on calculations

-Reduces need for intraoperative aberrometry for toric IOL alignment

In addition, through a collaboration with Cassini Technologies, the new software adds iris registration for automatic cyclorotation compensation.

CATALYS cOS 6.0 is expected to be available in Q4 2020.