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PRK Laser Toronto

Photo refractive keratectomy, or PRK, is a form of laser vision correction offered at our Toronto, Ontario centre that can effectively treat mild to moderate levels of astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. It is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications that has been proven to be an effective alternative for patients who, for various reasons, are not ideal candidates for the LASIK procedure. Our doctors can help you weigh the benefits of LASIK vs. PRK during a visit to our office. 

The PRK Laser Procedure

PRK laser surgery involves the same laser correction procedure as LASIK, with the exception that the surgeon does not cut a flap in the cornea. Instead, the thin outermost layer of the cornea is safely removed while the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped with the laser. The microscopic re-contouring of the corneal surface improves the way light is refracted, or focused, by the eye. 

Performed on an outpatient basis, the PRK laser procedure, conducted by our Toronto, Ontario surgeons, lasts approximately 30 minutes; most of this time is devoted to the preparation of the laser and your eye, while the actual treatment takes only about a minute per eye. Following our guidelines for PRK aftercare will help you have a smooth recovery. Before PRK surgery, your doctor will thoroughly examine your eyes to ensure they are in good enough shape for PRK.

Benefits of PRK Laser Treatment

The major benefit of the PRK laser treatment is that it may be performed on those who do not meet the requirements for traditional LASIK surgery. PRK may also be performed after LASIK surgery if additional correction is needed, and the patient no longer qualifies for LASIK. Good candidates for PRK laser treatment at our Toronto, Ontario centre include people with dry eyes or thin corneas. The cost of PRK is comparable to the cost of LASIK.

Improvements in laser technology have allowed surgeons to achieve results with PRK laser treatment that are equivalent to those possible with LASIK, though recovery times following the surgery are typically longer. Both Dr. Rootman and his son have successfully undergone the PRK laser procedure, so you can be confident that the treatment is proven to be effective and reliable.

Learn More about the PRK Laser Treatment

Even if LASIK is not for you, you deserve to see the world as it was meant to be seen. With PRK laser surgery performed at TLC Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centre in Toronto, Ontario, our corneal specialists can help you see a world of color with clarity. Contact our practice today to schedule your free PRK consultation at our centre and find out whether this surgery is the best option for you.