Topo-Guided Contoura Vision

Ultra-Personalized LASIK and Epi-LASIK

What is Contoura Vision? Contoura Vision is a very highly-evolved version of LASIK and Epi-LASIK. With Contoura Vision, a diagnostic device called the Vario Topolyzer captures 22,000 topographic elevation points that create a 3D map of various corneal aberrations. shape and texture of each individual’s cornea. This customized topographic information is then incorporated into the laser treatment profile to optimize the shape and texture of the cornea (compared to simply treating nearsightedness and astigmatism from a standard glasses prescription). Since corneal topography is used for the treatment, it is also referred to as “Topo-guided” Contoura Vision. The goal of a Topo-guided Contoura Vision treatment is to obtain the absolute pinnacle of visual performance, including better visual acuity and better night vision results.

What are the actual results with Contoura Vision LASIK?

  • 31% of patients saw better without any correction than they were ever able to see previously with glasses and contacts 
  • 34% of patients saw 20/12.5 without correction (That’s 60% better than 20/20)
  • 65% of patients saw 20/16 without correction (That’s 25% better than 20/20)
  • 93% of patients saw 20/20 or better without correction
  • 99% of patients saw 20/25 or better without correction
  • 100% saw 20/40 or better without correction
  • In addition, patients had statistically-significant improvements in night vision clarity, less glare/halos after Contoura Vision compared to their glasses and contacts

References: 1) TCAT Study. Results of Topo-guided Custom LASIK.  J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016;42(1):11-18. 2) Michael Lobanoff MD ASCRS 2019

Artificial intelligence technology has further improved Contoura Vision

The “Phorcides Analytic Engine” is a modern diagnostic software platform that utilizes artificial intelligence, advanced algorithms, and differential geometry to design the most ideal Contoura Vision treatment profile for each individual. This technology integrates optical information from two diagnostic devices (Vario Topolyzer and Pentacam Tomographer). This information is interpreted and analyzed for an additional level of predictability and personalization compared to first-generation Contoura Vision.

Are you a candidate of Contoura vision?

Ideal candidates for Contoura must be otherwise good candidates for Laser Vision Correction and have “nearsightedness” or “nearsightedness with astigmatism” (Maximum nearsightedness of -8.0 Diopters, maximum astigmatism 3.0 diopters or less. Patients with farsightedness or mixed astigmatism are better suited for Wavefront-Optimized LASIK or Epi-LASIK, instead. The first step is to find out if you are a candidate for a vision correction procedure. We look forward to seeing you!