Contoura™ Vision: A Personalized Topography-guided LASIK
Contoura™ Vision is a revolutionary breakthrough technology that offers topography-guided laser vision correction. Dr. Andrew E. Holzman is a leader in vision correction surgery and offers treatments with the Contoura™ Vision at his TLC Laser Eye Center in Washington, D.C. This amazing treatment can correct a myriad of visual errors and allows patients to see clear, sharp images without the need for corrective lenses. It is complementary to Wavefront-optmized LASIK treatment, which can provide outstanding and parallel results. Dr. Holzman will decide which option can achieve the best results for you.
Breakthrough Contoura™ Vision
Contoura Vision is a topography-guided LASIK treatment designed to provide surgeons the ability to perform more personalized laser procedures for patients with nearsightedness, or nearsightedness with astigmatism, based on the unique corneal topography of each eye.
Contoura™ Vision ensures the longest-lasting results with precise measurements of the eye to guide the procedure. This treatment can correct myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism by reshaping the surface of the cornea, which changes the way that light enters the eye. Contoura™ Vision can also eliminate aberrations on the surface of the cornea, which further improves vision.
Contoura™ Vision combines corneal measurements with your eyeglass prescription to guide your procedure and provide your eyes with an improved focusing surface.
Contoura™ Vision can also identify and record any corneal imperfections. The laser measures the exact curvature of your cornea, and uses this data to customize your surgery. Contoura™ Vision combines corneal measurements with your eyeglass prescription to guide your procedure and provide your eyes with an improved focusing surface. When used in conjunction with our WaveLight® EX500 laser software, you can expect the most accurate laser vision correction results.
Contoura™ Vision - Topography-guided Laser Vision Correction is also extremely reliable. In clinical testing, this approach to treatment was effective for over 90 percent of patients.
The procedure itself is a type of LASIK that reshapes the cornea to more favorably reflect light. The customization takes place in the preoperative planning process. The diagnosing capabilities of Contoura™ Vision can identify tiny imperfections in the corneal tissue that require modification to improve your vision. Dr. Holzman will evaluate information from the topographer, the manifest refraction, and the wavelight aberrometer to design a unique treatment plan for you.
Clinical Studies on Contoura™ Vision
- 30% of eyes achieved better, unhindered visual acuity, than with glasses or other visual aids prior to surgery
- 92.6% of eyes achieved 20/20 vision or better
- 64.8% achieved 20/16 vision or better
- 34.4% achieved 20/12.5 or better
Additionally, personalized topography-guided LASIK procedure Contoura Vision provided dramatic reductions in symptoms associated with LASIK, such as:
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty driving at night
- Difficulty reading
Additionally, it has been shown to deliver visual acuity better than glasses or contact lenses for nearly one-third of patients eyes in a clinical trial setting.
Candidacy for Contoura™ Vision
Dr. Holzman will run a series of eye scans to determine whether Contoura™ Vision, or another type of technology or procedure is best suited to deliver the most optimal results.
Candidates for Contoura™ Vision - Topography-guided Laser Vision Correction are patients who:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Have had a consistent eyewear prescription
- Have under eight diopters of myopia or hyperopia
- Have astigmatism that does not exceed three diopters
- Have realistic expectations for treatment
- Are in good general health
Any surgical procedure carries a certain amount of risk. If you are on any medications or have any preexisting medical conditions that may affect your immune system, please inform your doctor prior to your procedure. Based on the results of your eye scans, Dr. Holzman will determine which solution is best for you.
If you are tired of wearing eyeglasses and contacts, trust your vision to Dr. Holzman. He focuses on providing consistent results for all of his patients. Our office staff is very helpful and compassionate, and they work very hard to ensure your comfort. You can always be confident that we have your best interests in mind. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.