When is Contoura LASIK, a popular LASIK surgery in Korea, suitable for you?

Contoura LASIK

As the use of electronic devices such as cell phones increases, more and more people are complaining of poor vision.

You may consider wearing glasses or contact lenses, but it may be difficult to improve your vision fundamentally, so many people seek vision correction surgery instead.

However, depending on the examination results, surgery itself may not be possible, or it may not be easy to decide due to concerns about side effects such as light glares and dry eyes.

Currently, Contoura LASIK, a vision correction procedure that overcomes these shortcomings, is gaining attention in Korea.

It has the widest range of applications among various vision correction procedures, and immediately after the procedure, most patients achieve a visual acuity of 1.2 or better. In particular, the procedure has been approved by the FDA for its safety and efficacy.

Let's take a closer look at the features of Contoura LASIK in Korea and the surgical process.

What is Contoura LASIK?

LASIK surgery in Korea

Contoura LASIK is a personalized vision correction procedure that identifies and precisely corrects irregular corneas and helps maintain a strong cornea.

What is the difference between Contoura LASIK and regular LASIK?

The difference between Contoura LASIK and traditional LASIK is the correction of astigmatism.

Astigmatism is a refractive error caused by the irregular surface of the cornea that affects vision, especially at night.

If astigmatism is not corrected, even if you have a 1.0 visual acuity, you may feel that the quality of your vision is lower. It's almost like wearing bumpy glasses.

Although there are varying degrees of astigmatism, most people have it, and it is difficult to correct it with conventional LASIK because the existing asymmetry and irregularities will remain.

Specialties of Contoura LASIK

  1. Asymmetric & unbalanced cornea correction
  2. Improve astigmatism, off-center refractive error
  3. Reduces light streaks at night and light glare
  4. Sharper vision

Contoura LASIK Surgery Process


Using a corneal topographer (Topolyzer VARIO) and the excimer laser of the Wavelight EX500, the bumpy and irregular corneal surface is smoothed out by separating it by height to correct vision.

(The EX500 is the most popular device used by ophthalmologists in the U.S. and has recently become popular in South Korea. It offers a wide range of treatments, including LASIK and LASEK, as well as presbyopia correction, irregular astigmatism, and keratoconus treatment.)

Step 1: Test the corneal condition with VARIO diagnostic equipment

Step 2: Precisely analyze the measured corneal refraction and steepness for a patient-specific corneal topography.

Step 3: Precisely create a corneal flap with Visumax

Step 4: Smoothen the corneal surface with the EX500 based on the combined topography results

Contoura LASIK is recommended for

Contoura LASIK is recommended for

-Those who have difficulty seeing due to light glares on a daily basis
-Those with severe astigmatism
-People who have difficulty seeing at night

Contoura LASIK Q&A

Contoura LASIK Q&A

Q. Contoura LASIK safe?

A. Contoura LASIK, also known as Contoura Vision, is an FDA-approved surgical procedure that can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as refractive errors caused by asymmetry of the cornea.

Everyone's corneas are shaped differently, Contoura LASIK recognizes the shape of each individual's cornea so a customized surgery is carried out, making it effective for people with corneal asymmetry, light glare, and astigmatism.

It is already commonly used in developed countries such as the United States and is known to have high vision satisfaction rate.

Q. Which surgery is better, Contoura LASIK or regular LASIK?

A. While regular LASIK can provide sufficient correction, there are some patients who need Contoura Vision depending on their corneal shape, myopia or astigmatism, and pupil size.

If your cornea is irregular or asymmetrical, Contoura Vision can evenly correct the surface of your cornea, giving you clearer, sharper vision.

It also significantly reduces the chances of light streaks and night vision degradation, and if you have myopia, Contoura Vision can safely recalibrate it.

Q. Is Contoura LASIK surgery painful?

A. Because you will be given anesthetic eye drops prior to surgery, you shouldn't experience any additional pain while the Contoura Vision procedure is being carried out.

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