Five Facts you must know about Contoura Vision Eye Surgery .

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Laser based vision correction techniques are in the vogue for the past 3 decades. With the help of technology, these procedures have not only evolved but have also been proved very impactful for the patients. In today’s date there are 2 refractive surgeries which are in most demand. The most advanced 3rd generation SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction) and 2nd generation Contoura Vision.

Contoura vision eye surgery
Contoura Vision eye surgery procedure is also called Topography-guided LASIK. This is recommended for patients with near-sightedness with and without an astigmatism. Contoura Vision is the second-generation laser-based vision correction procedure available in the market for the patients to choose from.

Here are some facts that you should be aware of about the Contoura vision correction procedure –
1) Contoura Vision is not a flapless process 
Contoura vision is a topo guided LASIK procedure. In this procedure, the doctor analyses the corneal surface of the patient and maps it against numerous data points and will eventually help the patient with corrected vision, post-surgery.
You should also evaluate other advanced vision correction procedures available, such as SMILE. In SMILE laser surgery, the doctor creates a key hole size incision on corneausing ground breaking femtosecond laser. He then extracts a lenticule through the keyhole to shape the cornea and correct the vision.
SMILE is minimally invasive in true measures as LASIK involves a side cut that is 80% bigger in size. SMILE preserves the biomechanical strength of cornea to ensure that you don’t suffer from conditions such as dry eyes in the post-surgery phase.

2) Contoura Vision creates a flap, which might lengthen the recovery process
Contoura vision involves creating a small flap on the cornea to allow the reshaping of the underlying corneal tissues. The flap is then replaced after the surgery.
However, 3rd generation procedure like SMILE does not require the creation of flaps during the surgery. The keyhole technique eliminates all complications related to flap creation, thereby speeding up the recovery process. You will be able to see 80-90% (of what you were able to see with your glasses or contacts prior to the surgery) within one day, and gain perfect vision in three days.

3) Contoura Vision gives multiple shots, hence level of complications might increase
Laser based techniques are used to correct various vision scenarios. It also depends on the profile of the eye and how sensitive it is to external treatment plan. (Source:
In the case of Contoura vision correction procedure, doctor might use multiple shots of laser based on the profile of the eye. While evaluating various options available for vision correction, you should also consider SMILE LASIK vision correction surgery. It is a single step procedure, as it uses a short pulse of laser and is pointed through the external surface of the eye. This process works quickly and without causing any foreign body to be entering the eye.
SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction) is the next generation technique is one of the most advanced techniques available today. The femtosecond laser used in the SMILE procedure is very soft on eye and it does not create any sort of pressure on the eye surface.
The procedure is painless and flapless as it does not involve removal of any layers of cornea, instead this procedure creates a small incision on the surface of the eye and corrects the refractive errors.

4) Contoura Vision is Painful and invasive procedure
Theoretically, Contoura vision correction procedure is because the doctor creates an 18-20 mm flap while making an incision.
In the ReLEx SMILE procedure bio mechanical strength of cornea is better preserved. The SMILE procedure is also simplest and easy to perform. Once the keyhole incision is made, the doctor removes the lenticule to change the shape of the cornea.

5) Contoura Vision :There are new advanced procedures available, SMILE procedure
Contoura vision is one of the 2nd generation techniques which doctors prefer. However, today thanks to the advancement in technologies, there are various types of laser eye surgery techniques available and they are from the 3rd generation techniques like SMILE available.

It is advised to consult the right experts in the field such as Dr Suraj Munjal, Spectra Eye Hospital to get the right guidance.

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Protect Your Eyes From Colour During Holi Celebration

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1. Wear Sunglasses:

Cover your eyes by wearing sunglasses whenever there is a chance of colour getting into your eyes.

2. Use cream to protect eyes and Skin:

Apply a thick layer of cold cream around your eyes. This would help in easily removing colour when you wash your eyes. Use warm water to wash your eyes.

3. If you wear contact lenses.

It is advisable not to wear contact lenses during Holi celebration. If you do and the colour enters the eyes, lenses should be discarded immediately.

4. Clean Eyes and face frequently

While celebrating Holi, we must wash the face especially the area around the eyes frequently. It’s better to use rose water to clean eyes as it has antiseptic properties which can help to ease the irritation.

5. Do not rub your eyes:

Your hands might be dirty with colours so by rubbing your eyes, the colour might go inside your eyes and cause irritation.


Step 1: Stay calm

Avoid crowding around the person. Any chaos will delay the actual sight-saving response, and it is critical that you think clearly and logically in such cases. So it is important that the affected person, and those around him or her remain calm and collected.

Step 2: Rinse eyes with lots of clean, drinking water.

If dry colour goes inside the eyes, make sure you thoroughly wash with plain water. It is important to try and remove as much of the colour from the eye as possible, immediately. Try not to remove any particulate matter using a handkerchief or tissue; it will only make things worse.

Step 3: Seek medical help:

In case of persistent redness, watering, discharge, itching or discomfort, please seek the opinion of an eye care professional. If you feel any visual blur, foreign body in the eye, laceration of the eye, or bleeding from the eye or surrounding areas, you must try to reach the eye hospital as soon as possible.

The problems can be from mild irritation, corneal abrasions or scratches to deep chemical burns. It is therefore suggested that you seek the help of your eye doctor after irrigating your eyes with clean water for about ten to fifteen minutes.

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Painless, Flapless and Bladeless SMILE: Beyond LASIK, Beyond CONTOURA

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Forget LASIK Surgery! Go for SMILE 
If you suffer from near sightedness or astigmatism, you may be tired of constantly needing new glasses or contact lenses. If you are looking to attain a perfect vision, without the pain and the hassles of hospitalization, then SMILE laser surgery is the right choice for you.

Why not LASIK surgery?
LASIK  is been there for a long time and thousands of patients are already been treated. However, there are significant side-effects associated with LASIK which includes losing bio mechanical strength of your cornea, dry eyes and double vision (rarely).

How it works ?
SMILE   is an advanced third generation laser eye surgery. It makes eye surgery safer, gentler and faster than ever before – as there are no blades, stiches, injections or bandages involved. The procedure has been approved by the US FDA and more than 1.5 million people worldwide now enjoy perfect vision – thanks to SMILE.

Here’s how the advanced technique works:

  • Next-gen bladeless process:
    In SMILE laser surgery, the doctor creates a key hole on the corneal surface using ground breaking femtosecond laser. He then extracts a lenticule through the keyhole to shape the cornea and correct the vision.
    This procedure requires an 80 % smaller side-cut and a 30 % smaller cap cut than regular LASIK procedure. SMILE preserves the bio-mechanical strength of cornea to ensure that you don’t suffer from conditions such as dry eyes in the post-surgery phase.
  • Comfortable and painless procedure than LASIK:
    The high-precision ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser technology used in the procedure ensures high-level reproducibility and predictability – even in the case of high refraction corrections.
    Its outstanding cutting precision and exceptional speed result in a gentle treatment approach. As a result, patients are comfortable during the surgery, and do not feel pain or even pressure on the cornea during the procedure.
  • Flapless for faster recovery than LASIK:
    Traditional laser-based procedures such as LASIK, involve creating a small flap on the cornea to allow the reshaping of the underlying corneal tissues. The flap is then replaced after the surgery.

However, SMILE does not require the creation of flaps during the surgery. The keyhole technique eliminates all complications related to flap creation, thereby speeding up the recovery process. Patients can see clearly within a day of surgery with wow factor.

 Don’t worry, SMILE!
The bladeless, painless and flapless SMILE procedure offers several benefits:

  • Total time for the procedure – 15 minutes (with just 24 seconds on each eye)
  • Provides the fastest recovery for any laser procedure
  • Results in 30% less tissue loss
  • Can treat short-sighted patients up to -10 diopters, whereas the LASIK treatment is only recommended for patients with refraction of up to a maximum of -8 diopters.

With so many reasons to make you smile, ask your doctor for SMILE laser eye surgery and get rid of your glasses once and for all.

How to prevent glaucoma?

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How to avoid loss of sight?

Glaucoma Prevention tips

Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness worldwide, affecting nearly 60 million people.  Treatment can slow down its progression, but there is no cure, this is because glaucoma is controllable with modern treatment and there are many treatment modalities available with the help of which we can slow down its progression from further damaging the eyes.

In glaucoma the loss of sight occurs due to damage to optic nerve, this nerve act as signal transmitter and transfers information from eye to the brain. When damage to optic nerve occurs from glaucoma, patient starts losing peripheral vision. Usually patient report in later stages when the disease is in its advanced stage as central vision remains intact even in advance stage, only peripheral vision loss occurs.

Studies have shown that certain habits or lifestyle can help in reducing the progression loss of sight from glaucoma.

  1. 1. Regular exercise: Moderate to vigour physical activities appears to have lowered the risk of developing glaucoma.
  2. 2. Eating healthy diet rich in nutrient, vitamins and antioxidants.
  3. 3. Avoid coffee or Drink in moderation / drink tea instead of coffee. Some studies drinking coffee in excess leads to deposition of certain substances like matrix metalloproteinase in eye, which leads to development of glaucoma.
  4. 4. Avoid smoking / Don’t Smoke
  5. 5. Avoid drinking too much water in one go, you can drink as much water you feel like drinking in breaks, but avoid consuming in bulk.
  6. 6. Avoid Neck ties. Studies shows, too tight neck ties may increase blood pressure in the eye leading to glaucoma.
  7. 7. Get screened regularly for glaucoma after age of 40 especially if you have a family history of glaucoma.
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Protect Eyes from Delhi Air Pollution

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Protect Eyes from Delhi Air Pollution

As the air pollution level in delhi has risen to severe levels.

It is causing a lot of health issues including problems with eyes such as redness of the eyes, irritation, watering and burning sensation.

Avoidance: – it is best to avoid pollution by not going to places with serve pollution or staying indoors in peak hours of pollution.

But air pollution can’t be avoided all the time, so following can reduce its effects:-

  1. 1. Wash your hand frequently.

  2. 2. Do not rub your eyes with hands exploded to pollution.

  3. 3. Wash your eyes properly with clean water.

  4. 4. Keep your eyes lubricated.

  5. 5. Do not rub your eyes if particles enter them.

  6. 6. Eat healthy diet including salads and green vegetable.

  7. 7. Drink adequate amount of water daily.

  8. 8. Avoid both active and passive smoking.

  9. 9. Keep car windows closed while travelling.

  10. 10. Install air purifier at home.