Introducing Topography-Guided Contoura Vision

Once again, the pioneering surgeons of Maryland Vision Institute are proud to set the standard for LASIK in Maryland. Thanks to a major breakthrough in advanced German laser engineering, we are pleased to introduce Contoura Vision, the first topography-guided LASIK approved by the FDA. Contoura Vision is the first LASIK procedure to gain FDA approval that includes labeling stating that this particular LASIK technology has the unique capabilities of correcting your vision BEYOND the limits of prescription glasses.

LASIK That Can Take Your Vision BEYOND 20/20

Our Topography-Guided Contoura Vision LASIK procedure has the potential to take your vision BEYOND glasses, BEYOND contacts and even BEYOND 20/20. Maryland Vision Institute – and Dr. Gus Stern and Dr. Sidney Chang are the first and only eye center in the region to offer patients the exciting benefits of this advanced LASIK technology. Dr. Stern & Dr. Chang are also among the first group of surgeons in the United States to be trained in and perform Contoura Vision™ topography-guided laser vision correction.

In some ways, Contoura Vision’s topography-guided technology is similar to the advanced topography diagnostics used to enhance exploration in oil & gas industry. Except our technology now enables Dr. Stern & Dr. Chang to measure – and treat – more than 22,000 unique topography points of the surface of your cornea. No other LASIK diagnostic technology allows surgeons to measure the corneal surface in more detail.

Contoura Vision Improves Upon Traditional LASIK

Contoura Vision improves upon traditional Wavelight® LASIK by using a Topolyzer which maps the unique topography of the surface of your cornea sampling approximately 22,000 points of measurement. Contoura uses this information to smooth out any irregularities on your cornea. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for Contoura Vision, so a thorough evaluation is required to determine which of our LASIK procedures is perfect for your vision.

FDA Clinical Trials Impressive For Contoura Vision

In the FDA clinical trial, more than 1/3 of all patients undergoing Contoura Vision could see better after LASIK than they could see before with their best glasses prescription. See why below!


In FDA-sponsored clinical trials, patients undergoing Contoura Vision achieved the best visual acuity ever recorded in clinical trials: Below are the patient results 1 year post procedure:

    15.7% of eyes 20/10 or better

    31.6% of eyes 20/12.5 or better

    68.8% of eyes 20/16 or better

    92.7% of eyes 20/20 or better

    96.55% of eyes 20/25 or better

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