Backed by over two decades of experience, board-certified ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Laurence T.D. Sperber is constantly incorporating new technologies to improve the standard of care at our New York, NY, practice. While techniques have advanced tremendously since the advent of laser refractive surgery in the 1980s, Contoura® Vision is a truly ground-breaking technology which allows doctors to deliver unparalleled results. Also known as topography-guided LASIK surgery, this tool provides ultimate precision and accuracy so each procedure can be completely personalized. Compared to traditional techniques, patients can achieve a better quality of vision and reduced side effects, such as nighttime glare. According to clinical studies, more than 98 percent of patients who were treated with Contoura Vision technology would choose it again.
A Breakthrough Technology
While previous LASIK techniques could greatly improve patients' vision, a significant number only saw a reduced dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Newer technology takes into account the fact that each eye is unique. Personally tailoring treatment is the most effective way to improve a patient's outcome.
Incredibly Precise Imaging
Contoura Vision relies on a topographer to provide the doctor with precise measurements, which detail the exact curvature of the cornea. During an evaluation, the technology records 22,000 unique elevation points on the surface of the eye. This data is entered into specialized software and used to create a custom surgical guide. Dr. Sperber will analyze this information, then use it in combination with your eyeglass prescription to further guide and refine the procedure.
Improved Results and Reduced Side Effects
Topography-guided LASIK surgery not only allows Dr. Sperber to more accurately reshape the cornea. He can also more effectively eliminate imperfections on the surface of the cornea, which in turn reduces aberrations and side effects such as halos and starbursts. Patients treated with Contoura Vision reported an eight percent reduction in difficulty driving at night.
Customized Treatment for an Optimal Outcome
Like traditional LASIK surgery, topography-guided LASIK is a quick and virtually painless procedure. It typically takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is extremely safe for pre-qualified candidates. Contoura Vision technology is intended for cases of myopia (nearsightedness) and is especially beneficial for patients with astigmatism.
More than 98 percent of patients who have undergone LASIK surgery with Contoura Vision technology would choose it again.
Once your eyes are numbed and you are comfortable, Dr. Sperber will create a flap on the outer portion of the cornea to access underlying layers. Using the customized surgical guide, he will remove very small amounts of tissue. Since the cornea will be reshaped based on your unique anatomy, the doctor can achieve predictable results and an optimal outcome. Many patients experience immediately improved vision, and increased clarity in just a few days.
Prioritizing Your Vision
By combining experience with the most advanced technologies, Dr. Sperber can help you achieve results that not only improve your vision but also improve your overall quality of life. To learn more about whether you qualify for topography-guided LASIK surgery, please send us a message online or call our practice at (212) 753-8300.