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Alcon Launches New Website to Educate Patients on LASIK and Personalized Topography-Guided LASIK Option, CONTOURA® Vision

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Alcon, the global leader in eye care, has launched a new website - yourlasiksolution.com - as a part of its commitment to help educate patients about LASIK and surgery options, including its WaveLight® LASIK technology with CONTOURA® Vision. Alcon gathered input from real-world LASIK patients about the type of information that was critical in order to make an informed decision on whether moving forward with the procedure was right for them. These topics are featured on the website as well as an overview of Alcon’s personalized topography-guided LASIK technology, CONTOURA® Vision.

The key topics featured on the website include:

  • What to expect before, during and after surgery
  • Overview of expected costs
  • Concerns about the safety of LASIK
  • Testimonials from LASIK patients
  • Downloadable discussion guide
  • Doctor locator tool to help patients identify a surgeon in their area
  • Overview of WaveLight® LASIK technology with CONTOURA® Vision

“It is vital that every one of my patients has the necessary information and feels confident about their decision to move forward with LASIK surgery,” said Karl G. Stonecipher, MD, medical director of TLC Greensboro in North Carolina. “This website will help them learn about the surgery – before, during and after – and feel empowered to better understand the type of LASIK surgery they will undergo. CONTOURA® Vision can be a valuable option for patients looking for vision that may exceed what they were achieving with their contact lenses or glasses.”

With CONTOURA® Vision, life after a LASIK procedure means excellent vision for a large number of patients. In a clinical study with eyes treated with CONTOURA® Vision, 92.6% achieved 20/20 vision or better and many patients experienced even greater benefits: nearly two-thirds of eyes achieved at least 20/16 vision,

and 15.7% of eyes achieved 20/10 vision or better.1 Of patients who used CONTOURA® Vision, 98.4% say they would do it again.†*2

In addition to encouraging patients to visit the new website, Alcon WaveLight® surgeons can submit a form online at www.updatemylocator.com to update or add their location information for the surgeon locator tool on the website.

Important Information about WaveLight® Excimer Lasers

The WaveLight® femtosecond and excimer laser systems are medical devices that are indicated for use in performing laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) procedures to correct certain kinds of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Only doctors who have been trained in laser refractive surgery (including laser calibration and operation) should use WaveLight® technology.

The most common risks of refractive laser vision correction surgery include dry eye syndrome; the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; visual symptoms including halos, glare, starbursts, and double vision; and loss of vision.

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*Study description: Prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study of 249 eyes with myopia (up to -9D) or myopic astigmatism of 6.0 D or less. Outcome measures included manifest refraction, UDVA, CDVA and visual symptoms up to 12 months.

†In a subset of 124 patients in the clinical study, 122 responded that they would have LASIK again

References

Durrie DS, Potvin R, Petznick A. More eyes with 20/10 visual acuity at 12 months versus 3 months in a topography-guided excimer laser trial: Possible contributing factors. Paper presented at: ASCRS; March 14, 2018; Chicago, IL. Stulting RD, Fant BS; T-CAT Study Group. Results of topography-guided laser in situ keratomileusis custom ablation treatment with a refractive excimer laser. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016;42(1):11–18.

About Alcon

Alcon helps people see brilliantly. As the global leader in eye care with a heritage spanning more than seven decades, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. Our Surgical and Vision Care products touch the lives of more than 260 million people in over 140 countries each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors. Our more than 20,000 associates are enhancing the quality of life through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that advance access to quality eye care. Learn more at www.alcon.com.