Eye Foundation Team

Our Blogs

Contoura LASIK vs. Traditional LASIK

Responsive image

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 

FeatureContoura LASIKTraditional LASIK
Flap creationFemtosecond laserMicrokeratome
Flap thicknessThinnerThicker
Corneal map3D2D
Treatment accuracyMore personalizedLess personalized
Visual outcomesBetterGood
Risk of side effectsLowerHigher
Recovery timeFasterSlower
CostMore expensiveLess expensive

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.

Responsive image

See all Our Blogs

Card image cap
Can Uveitis Cause Permanent Vision Loss?

Find out the truth about uveitis and vision loss. Learn how this eye condition can potentially lead to permanent damage and what steps you can take to protect your vision.

Card image cap
What are the common symptoms of vitreo retinal disease?

Learn about the common symptoms of vitreo disease including blurred vision, floaters, and more. Discover how early detection can make a difference in your eye health.

Card image cap
How is cataract surgery performed?

Curious about cataract surgery?. Discover how cataract surgery is performed, what to expect during the process, and how it can improve your vision in this detailed blog.

Call Now Book Appointment