Contoura LASIK and traditional LASIK are both laser vision correction procedures that can correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. However, there are some key differences between the two procedures.
Traditional LASIK uses a microkeratome to create a thin flap in the cornea. The flap is then lifted up and the excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. The flap is then replaced and the eye heals naturally.
Contoura LASIK is a newer, more advanced type of LASIK surgery that uses a femtosecond laser to create a thinner, more precise flap in the cornea. The femtosecond laser is also used to create a 3D map of the cornea, which is then used to guide the excimer laser during the reshaping process. This allows for a more personalized and accurate treatment.
Here is a table comparing Contoura LASIK and traditional
|Risk of side effects
Overall, Contoura LASIK offers a number of advantages over traditional LASIK, including better visual outcomes, reduced risk of side effects, and faster recovery time. However, it is also more expensive.