With recent breakthroughs in the world of LASIK, a life without glasses is possible for more people than ever before. Contoura Vision is a new type of LASIK surgery, the latest to be approved by the FDA, that allows for much more detailed mapping of the cornea.
How does Contoura work?
As the field of LASIK has grown over the years, so has the number of people who qualify for the procedure. It used to be that the most exciting breakthrough in the world of LASIK was performing the procedure without a blade. The bladeless surgery allowed more people to be eligible to undergo the procedure.
Now, the exciting breakthrough involves impressive, accurate mapping of the patient’s cornea, setting the surgery up for success from the beginning. Contoura can help people with astigmatism see the world without the need for corrective lenses. Contoura is known as “topography-guided” LASIK because it maps the cornea using the latest in laser technology. This relatively new technology factors in 22,000 unique elevation points, tailoring the surgery to the patient’s eye.
This allows the procedure to be done with far more precision and customized information than any previous iteration of LASIK to date. With this guiding information, the cornea is smoothed to ensure that light passing through the eye meets the retina uniformly, allowing the recipient to experience eyesight that is clear and crisp without the aid of contacts or glasses.