One of the greatest breakthroughs in LASIK in the past few years has been the introduction of Contoura Vision LASIK. Unlike other LASIK procedures, Contoura Vision is a topography-guided laser treatment that improves upon traditional LASIK by using a specialized imaging device for the cornea (WaveLight TOPOLYZER). Being the first FDA-approved topography-guided LASIK, Contoura is the newest and most advanced method of laser vision correction.
The main difference between Contoura Vision and other LASIK procedures is in the pre-operative diagnostics and planning. The shape of your cornea is perfectly unique to you, much like your own DNA or your fingerprints. The Topolyzer maps the unique curvature of the cornea sampling approximately 22,000 points. This information is then programmed into the software to create a fully customized treatment profile specific for each of your eyes to smooth out any detectable aberrations on the cornea.
Since its many clinical trials, Contoura Vision has redefined the standard practice terminology of “quality of vision”. In one US-based clinical trial, 92.6% of eyes that received Contoura topography-guided LASIK treatment achieved 20/20 vision or better. It was also shown that Contoura Vision could not only provide vision equivalent to glasses and contact lenses, but that it even outperformed glasses and contact lenses in 31% of eyes that received treatment. The procedure also showed statistically significant reductions in some of the visual symptoms associated with LASIK, such as glare, light sensitivity, difficulty driving at night, and trouble while reading.