Custom PRK Surgery
What Is Custom PRK Surgery?
Often referred to as the original laser eye surgery, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a vision correction procedure performed with one of the Clearview Institute’s customized excimer lasers to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. It delivers particularly outstanding results for those who are nearsighted, with most having 20/20 vision or better a year after the procedure.
A common question regarding PRK surgery is what the difference is between PRK surgery and LASIK eye surgery. The difference is that custom PRK is performed on the top surface of the cornea after removing or lifting the corneal epithelium rather than the corneal flap. It is the right procedure for people with large pupils or thin or structurally unique corneas and for individuals involved in contact sports. Therefore, if you are not a candidate for LASIK, you may want to consider PRK surgery instead. Keep in mind that both procedures deliver very the same result.
How PRK Surgery Works
In short, the laser resculpts the surface of the cornea, resulting in clearer vision than before. PRK surgery is performed in-office and only takes about 15 minutes. You will receive numbing eye drops and then an excimer laser will be directed over your eyes, which will reshape your corneas by removing microscopic amounts of tissue via pulses of ultraviolet light. It is a pain-free procedure – most patients don’t feel anything except for a little bit of pressure. Each eye takes about 5 minutes. A bandage will then be placed on your eye to protect it, which will be removed by our doctor in a few days as new epithelial cells come in.
Clearview Vision Institute, Home to the Most Advanced PRK Technology in North America
Clearview Vision Institute is home to the most advanced PRK technology available in North America. Clearview Institute, a fully accredited and licensed eye surgery center, is also home to the some of the top laser eye surgeons in North America, including Dr. Kranemann, who is board certified in not only Canada but also the United States.
Our patients travel all over to the world to receive our world-class vision care. Clearview Vision Institute is also home to the top medical professionals in the country, who go out of their way to attend to every detail to make your treatment highly comfortable. We understand that many patients can feel a bit nervous prior to receiving any new treatment, but our knowledgeable and friendly staff deliver excellent care, going out of their way to accommodate you and to answer any and all questions every step of the way.
You will feel at peace knowing that you are receiving the best possible vision care. In combination with the most advanced vision correction lasers and state-of-the-art procedure suites with ergonomic chairs designed for your comfort, the level of care that we offer is unparalleled.
A simple examination will reveal if you are a candidate for custom PRK. Call our office and ask for a personalized vision consultation today.