Catalys COS 6.0 Software

Catalys COS 6.0 Software

September 18, 2020

Johnson & Johnson Vision Announces FDA Clearance of CATALYS cOS 6.0 Software to Address Unmet Needs in Astigmatism Management for Cataract Patients.

Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of a new software for the CATALYS Precision Laser System. The new CATALYS cOS 6.0 software with advanced astigmatism management is a collaboration with Cassini Technologies B.V. The new software simplifies astigmatism management workflow and increases operational efficiency.1,2,3 †† Latest advancements build on the laser cataract surgery essentials that differentiate the CATALYS System, with features such as, advanced visualization that provide full-volume, 3D, high-resolution, and streaming Optical Coherence Tomography imaging as well as reliable, accurate4 laser incisions5,6,7 and premium patient experience.

Astigmatism reduces distance and near visual acuity, vision quality, and depth perception.8,9 In the U.S., almost 4 in 10 (38%) patients with cataracts have moderate to severe astigmatism (≥ 1.00 D).4 Limitations of the currently available diagnostic and surgical methods are some of the key barriers to surgical correction of astigmatism.10

“Accuracy and precision in astigmatic procedures are critical to good outcomes,” said Douglas Koch, MD.” ** “CATALYS cOS 6.0 with advanced astigmatism management not only provides more accurate surgical alignment3 and automatic cyclorotation compensation that is three times better than manual markings,1,11 the workflow will make the entire process easier and faster for me.”

CATALYS cOS 6.0 with advanced astigmatism management streamlines workflow, speeds up the surgical process and improves accuracy by:

  • Minimizing data entry verification and manual transcription errors through direct input of preoperative keratometry and steep axis values data2
  • Reducing time spent on calculations, by including calculation of arcuate incision parameters using built-in nomogram and automatic input of arcuate incision parameters into the treatment planning screen
  • Reduces need for intraoperative aberrometry for toric IOL alignment with radial laser marks placed within a mean accuracy of 0.6° provide 5.5X greater precision compared to manual marking of the cornea with an ink pen (mean accuracy 3.3°)3,9
  • Addition of iris registration for automatic cyclorotation compensation, through collaboration with Cassini Technologies


“Building on the launch and rollout of our TECNIS Toric II platform, the introduction of our new CATALYS cOS 6.0 software will be a powerful addition to our portfolio of astigmatism management solutions,” said Rajesh K. Rajpal***, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Global Head of Clinical and Medical Affairs at Johnson & Johnson Vision. CATALYS cOS 6.0 will be commercially available in Q4 2020.