Despite some differences from LASIK laser vision correction, the same ideas and superior technology is applied when opting for the PRK procedure in our Mississauga clinic, leaving you with the same unparalleled, crystal clear vision. This will also be accomplished in a series of procedures that are exclusive to the LASIK experience.
What is PRK?
PRK, which stands for Photorefractive Keratectomy, is a form of laser vision correction in which our doctors reshape the corneal in the same way it is done through LASIK vision correction without creating a flap on the corneal surface. This technique is usually used for people whose cornea may be too thin to safely allow for the creation of the corneal flap required for LASIK. This procedure is also used to correct a patient’s myopia, hypermetropia, or astigmatism that might be too severe for standard LASIK.
How PRK Eye Surgery is Performed?
As stated, the separating factor from the standard LASIK procedure is the way in which the cornea is dealt with. Instead of using a laser to cut a flap, the surface cells of the central cornea are removed. Once removed, an excimer laser is then used to make the correction to your cornea that works in sync with the customized WaveScan of your eyes. The laser is then applied to the eye to make the necessary corrections with a time that will range from 20-30 seconds per eye. With all the testing and information gathered from the unique qualities of your eyes through the WaveScan technology, the laser is able to apply this knowledge to your eye to provide the best possible outcome. Upon completion, the doctor will place a bandage on the eye that is similar to a soft contact lens, which will be removed once the epithelial cells grow back. Once healed, you will officially be free of glasses and contacts and can begin to experience a life with superior vision.