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Enjoy Customized Vision Results with Topography-Guided Contoura LASIK!

Topography-guided LASIK is an advanced form of laser vision correction that customizes the patient’s treatment plan according to a detailed mapping of the patient’s corneal surface or topography.  This personalized treatment approach is designed to correct your nearsightedness and astigmatism while also helping to preserve or even improve your vision quality, including your night vision and contrast sensitivity.  Contoura is the trade name of Alcon’s topography-guided LASIK solution:

How does Contoura LASIK work?

The Contoura process starts with the scan of your cornea using our Alcon Vario topographer, which measures up to 22,000 elevation points across the surface of your cornea, generating a detailed and personally-unique topography map of your eye.  Dr. Hyver then employs these map coordinates to generate your treatment plan, which then guides the Alcon EX500 excimer laser across your cornea, correcting your nearsightedness and astigmatism while also producing a uniform corneal shape by smoothing out surface irregularities.  A uniform corneal shape can help improve the quality of vision, including night vision.

What can I expect during the recovery period?

During the first four hours after your Contoura LASIK procedure, your vision will be hazy (similar to looking through a film), and you’re likely to experience varying degrees of eye stinging, scratchiness, tearing, and light sensitivity.

One day after surgery, aside from a little dryness, your eyes should feel relatively normal, and your vision should be clear enough to resume most of your normal lifestyle.  However, results vary from patient-to-patient, based on the patient’s preoperative prescription and the type of work he or she performs.

Over the next few weeks, your vision should gradually sharpen to reach its best correction.

With today’s state-of-the-art laser infrastructure, combined with Dr. Hyver’s experience and deep surgical database, it’s rare that our patients don’t see 20/20 or better.  Like any medical procedure, however, LASIK is not without risks or alternatives, something you can learn more about here.