Contoura™ Topography-Guided LASIK
Laser Eye Center, a leading vision care practice serving Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire, is pleased to offer the next level in personalized laser vision correction with Contoura™ Vision Topography Guided LASIK. Like other custom laser vision correction procedures, Contoura™ maps out the topography of the cornea to identify and treat lower-order aberrations (e.g., myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism). But unlike other procedures, Contoura™ also identifies the microscopic imperfections in the cornea’s curvature. With Contoura™, patients can expect more precise treatment and enhanced visual results than ever before.
What Sets Contoura™ Apart
Contoura™ enhances the precision and accuracy of other LASIK procedures, including wavefront-guided LASIK. To compare, wavefront-guided LASIK is able to measure about 200 points of curvature of the cornea, whereas Contoura™ measures 22,000 points thanks to an advanced instrument called the Vario Topolyzer. This allows Contoura™ to identify submicroscopic peaks and valleys of the cornea to create a highly detailed plan used to reshape the cornea and restore clear vision. The precision and accuracy of Contoura™ also reduces the risk of visual side effects, including nighttime glare and light sensitivity.
Another difference between Contoura™ and wavefront-guided LASIK is that the latter measures all parts of the eye that create the visual pathway while Contoura™ only focuses on the cornea, where the majority of imperfections that affect clarity of vision are located. Correcting imperfections on other parts of the eye can actually work against the changes made on the cornea during LASIK.
Clinical trials with Contoura™ have been highly successful. Ninety-eight percent of patients reported they would choose Contoura™ again and 90 percent of patients had better vision without glasses after Contoura™ than they did with glasses before Contoura™.
Treatment with Contoura™ can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. After capturing the unique specifications of the cornea with Contoura™, our doctors will use a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the cornea. Next, they will reshape the cornea using the Wavelight EX 500 excimer laser. Once finished, the doctors will restore the flap to its original position, where it will heal itself over time.
Recovery from Contoura™ is similar to recovery with other laser vision correction procedures. Minor discomfort during the first days after surgery is normal and temporary. Most patients see an improvement in their vision the following day.
Are you a Candidate?
You may be a suitable candidate for topography-guided LASIK if you:
- Are 18 years old or older
- Are in good general health
- Have good eye health
- Have a stable eyewear prescription that has not changed in at least six months
In addition, to qualify for Contoura™ LASIK your visual prescription needs to fall within a certain range of nearsightedness and/or astigmatism. This will be determined during a comprehensive eye exam with one of our eye doctors.
To learn more about Contoura™, schedule a FREE LASIK consultation by calling (800) 80-LASER (52737) today.