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Contoura Vision

Hobart Eye Surgeons now offers Contoura Laser Vision Correction procedures at our clinic.
Read on to learn more about this state-of-the-art technology.



What is Contoura?

Contoura is topography-guided laser vision correction. Every eye has its own topography, as unique as your fingerprint. Your cornea is not a smooth, flat surface. On the microscopic level, its dome-like structure has multiple elevation points that ultimately affect how light enters your eye. When your cornea is misshapen, it may lead to conditions like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), or astigmatism (blurred distorted vision).  Because each person’s cornea topography is unique, a personalised procedure is more effective than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Topography-guided laser vision correction was developed to address the uniqueness of people’s eyes. It plots and analyses up to 22,000 elevation points in your cornea, which generates a highly customised and accurate cornea profile down to the last detail. This means that during the procedure, the laser will be guided to precisely reshape your cornea and correct your vision.


Who Can Be A Candidate for Contoura Vision?

Contoura Vision is available for eligible patients. Topography-guided laser vision correction is for patients who are nearsighted with and without astigmatism.

Topography-guided laser vision correction is especially helpful for patients with astigmatism, as no two astigmatism patterns are the same. This personalised laser vision correction procedure addresses these differences extremely accurately. A simple consultation at Hobart Eye Surgeons can help determine your eligibility for a topography-guided laser eye procedure.



How Does the Contoura Vision Procedure In Our Clinic Work?

Before the Procedure:

  • Your doctor will perform a preliminary eye exam to determine if you’re eligible
  • Your cornea will quickly and painlessly be mapped to create an accurate and personalised profile

During the Procedure:

  • Anesthetic drops will be given to numb your eyes
  • The laser will be used to precisely reshape your cornea based on up to 22,000 elevation points from your profile
  • In just minutes, the procedure will be over and healing begins – generally without pain or bandages.

After the Procedure:

  • You will be led into a post-procedure room, where you will rest with protective eye shields for about an hour
  • It is recommended to have someone else drive you home after the procedure
  • Rest comfortably at home for at least a few hours with protective eye shields
  • Always keep your eyes clean and refrain from rubbing them
  • Remember to use the medication prescribed by your doctor
  • Follow any additional post-procedure instructions your doctor may give you
  • Recovery – you can typically return to normal activities the next day


See if Contoura Vision is right for you – contact us today to book a consultation.

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