Contoura Vision Topography Guided LASIK corrects the vision based on the eye’s unique attributes as against a simple correction of vision that is based on current glasses or contact lens prescription, performed by the standard LASIK surgery. The technology has unparalleled diagnostic capabilities to record even the minutest imperfections in the curvature of the cornea. It provides an incredible measurement of 22,000 points as compared to the currently available wave front-guided LASIK that measures around 200 points. This technology is remarkable as it corrects the refractive errors with higher precision than ever before.
Contoura Vision Topography Guided LASIK technology enables the computer to create a customized treatment which is then programmed into a state-of-the-art laser. It works to optimize the corneal surface of the eye during LASIK procedures, diagnosing and recording imperfections in both the curvature and the optics of the cornea. The technology ultimately combines these measurements with the patient's eyeglass prescription to optimize the focusing surface. This then automatically targets the cornea to provide a personalized treatment. The topography measurements are so accurate that it is impossible for any two treatments to be the same.
Contoura Vision is a new technology designed to enhance the effects of LASIK. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) results reveal that the patients that went for this technology had a significant improvement and were able to see even more clearly without corrective eyewear. As per the clinical trials statistics, almost 90% of patients post-operatively saw as well or better without glasses than they ever did with glasses.
Some benefits of opting for this form of vision correction are:
1. Decrease in difficulty during night driving
2. Lesser sensitivity towards light
3. Less glare
4. Better quality of vision
However, Contoura Vision technology should be opted post consultation and examination of the ophthalmologist. This surgery is for adults only. Also, the vision of the person should be within a range that can be treated with the laser. A check on certain conditions like thin corneas and Dry Eye Syndrome is important and might affect one’s ability to have this surgery. However, if not found suitable, the traditional LASIK surgery or alternative procedures, such as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), are still great options for patients.
Contoura Vision Topography Guided LASIK surgery is one of the safest and most common elective procedure. It is generally pain-free for most people and can be performed in minutes. In fact, the patient are sent home after fifteen minutes. Contoura Vision is a truly unique and individualized treatment that is a step forward to correct refractive vision. This is exciting new technology that furthers the goal of improving one's vision.