About Us

About Us

Who we are

Katena Products, Inc., headquartered in Denville, NJ, is an innovation-driven, medical technology company serving the eye care community. Founded in 1975 as a premier provider of ophthalmic instruments for surgical and in-office applications, Katena has maintained its quality standards while expanding its product portfolio to include biologics, diagnostic lenses, punctum plugs, and devices for glaucoma and corneal surgery.

Our mission

Our Mission is to create clinical and economic value by applying research, design, manufacture, sale and service of ophthalmic instruments, biologics, and devices to maintain or restore sight.

The Katena Story

The Katena Story

Katena was founded in 1975 by Kate Tiedemann with the realized mission of producing the finest quality surgical instruments serving the eye care industry. The company thrived under Ms. Tiedemann's leadership, expanding its capabilities and reach through a network of sales representation in the United States. Katena gained global recognition through its distribution network, and reaches over 110 countries today. Ms. Tiedemann continued to lead Katena until her retirement in 2009, an extraordinary 34-year history of success. Today, Katena Products Inc. has expanded outside its core instrument business to include biologics, diagnostic lenses, punctal plugs and more, while keeping within its mission to serve both surgeon and patient in advancing ocular health and ophthalmic surgical outcomes.