Contoura Vision is a term slowly becoming popular with people looking for better vision correction options. It is the advanced form of laser eye surgery commonly referred to as LASIK. A lot of technological advancements have given better patient outcomes ever since 1999 when LASIK was approved by the US FDA.
LASIK has been used to correct the vision issues of millions of people around the world. While giving patients a new lease on life, it has its small side effects in the form of halos, glares or inability to drive or read at night. LASIK can’t treat these due to the minute imperfections on the cornea.
Contoura Vision solves these issues, too, by correcting these minute imperfections in the cornea. This isn’t possible with just LASIK.
While performing any vision correction procedure, there are minimum requirements. LASIK, too, had its requirements. Similarly, you need to fulfil certain requirements before your eye doctor can recommend you for the Contoura Vision procedure.
Requirements for undergoing Contoura Vision surgery:
- You must be at least 18 years of age or older.
- You must be using prescription eyewear, including spectacles or contact lenses.
- Your eyes can’t have more than eight diopters of myopia.
- Your eyes must not have more than three diopters of astigmatism.
- You can’t have more than nine diopters of myopia and astigmatism combined.
Patients who have undergone LASIK in the past, too, can be eligible for undergoing Contoura Vision surgery. These are patients who experience halos, glares, blurred vision and image ghosting after years of performing LASIK. In observations, patients undergoing surgery have very good results.
Patients who have Keratoconus or Post LASIK Ectasia are also eligible to undergo the Contoura Vision procedure.
Contoura Vision surgery procedure
Contoura Vision surgery is a simple process that lasts for barely 20 minutes. After your eye doctor determines whether you’re a candidate for Contoura Vision, you have to undergo a topography mapping of your cornea. Anaesthetic drops numb your eyes to avoid any discomfort.
Based on this data, the Contoura machine directs a beam of focused laser light onto your eye’s cornea. This laser beam corrects the imperfections of your cornea and restores your vision. Following the procedure, your eye doctor will follow up by giving you temporary eyeglasses and eye drops. You’ll have clear vision restored within a few hours, in the case of Contoura.
In observations, the procedure is highly effective for those who opted for the same. Moreover, it is a bladeless and painless procedure where you won’t lose out on your cornea tissue.
In India, Sharat Maxivision Hospital has been at the forefront of introducing this procedure to the residents of Warangal and neighbouring areas. If you live in Warangal and have been looking at living a quality life, do walk into our hospital for a consultation. You can explore our website too for more information.
A small step may change your life!