Topography-guided lasers are laser devices that use the topographical profile of a patient's cornea to perform an array of customized treatments with greater precision and accuracy than standard treatments so patients can enjoy better outcomes. The cornea is the clear surface layer of the eye, and though it may appear completely smooth, it can contain variations in depth and curvature as well as tiny surface aberrations that can affect the visual outcomes of many procedures. Topography-guided lasers use special software to map the surface of the cornea so treatments can be customized to take these individual differences into account, helping patients achieve better outcomes with clearer vision postoperatively, enabling most patients to have better vision than they did with glasses or contacts.
Topography-guided lasers are used in many procedures involving the cornea, including:
In these and other procedures, topography-guided lasers enable more precise treatments that can be customized for each patient's unique eye surface anatomy for superior outcomes.
The novel technology of Topography-Guided Laser has numerous advantages over older Wavefront-Guided Laser systems. Here are some of the most important differences: