Calgary just received the first Catalys femtosecond laser in Western Canada – which doctors say makes cataract surgery safer and more comfortable for patients at the Southern Alberta Eye Center.

Photographed by Colin McHattie

Published on Oct. 3

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The operating room is fitted with screens that closely display Dr. Mitchell's progress. Dr. Mitchell inserts small tools that further break up and suck out the cataract. The tools go into the eye through small wounds that were made by the laser.