Contoura Vision: Who is a Candidate for this Procedure?
Contoura Vision Warangal

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:
  1. You must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  2. You must be using prescription eyewear, including spectacles or contact lenses.
  3. Your eyes can’t have more than eight diopters of myopia.
  4. Your eyes must not have more than three diopters of astigmatism. 
  5. 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. 

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Eyelid surgery – Here’s all you need to know
Eyelid surgery

Baggy eyes give away a tired and uninteresting look. However, the good news is that medical procedures to improve the look and function of the eyes are accessible. One of the most effective and helpful procedures is Blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, helps to shape or raise the skin around the eyes. This surgery removes the excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids and smooths out fine creases. This blog will go over everything you need to know about the surgery.

What is eyelid surgery?

A plastic surgeon performs eyelid surgery on both eyelids. The procedure begins with a minute cut. The cut for the upper eyelid is generally around the top part of the eyelid.  After that, extra fat will be removed or relocated, muscles will be readjusted, and extra skin will be removed. The cut is beneath the eyelashes on the lower eyelid. As a result, fat is removed, and excess skin is removed. A cut can also be made on the interior of the lower eyelid. This procedure removes or redistributes extra fat without removing any skin.

The purpose of this surgery – 

The area surrounding the eyes will be firmed with the surgery. In other words, this surgery is to remove the fat deposits around the eyes. Did you know that the bags that form under your eyes can impair your vision?

Contraindications – 

The following are what you have to look out for. If you experience any of the below, you might not be a good candidate for the surgery because of –  

  1. Any uncontrolled medical condition
  2. Dry eyes
  3. Any skin conditions like Eczema & Psoriasis
  4. Having had previous surgeries

Also read: How to avoid eye infections

Recovery – 

It will take 10 to 14 days for you to recover fully. Blepharoplasty, similarly like any other procedure, includes severe effects, the majority of which are minor and temporary. Pain can be present for the first few days after surgery, but it should subside as the week progresses.

  1. Swelling or bruising in/around the eyelids for one to two weeks
  2. Eyelids that are too tight
  3. Dryness of the eyes
  4. Itching
  5. Burning

In conclusion, for several weeks, your eyes may feel stressed quicker than usual. Also, we would suggest that you have someone with you for help for a couple of days. You should also keep your head tilted up to help the blood circulate better. 

Now that you’ve learned more about eyelid surgery, you may choose your chosen surgeon. If you find any discomfort in your eyesight, we suggest contacting our specialists right away. Please click here to schedule an appointment.