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PRK Surgery

To receive the full benefits of laser eye surgery, it is imperative that you undergo the right procedure for your condition. KING LASIK has a talented surgeon that specializes in both LASIK and PRK surgery. Each procedure has its own unique benefits, and it is up to you and your PRK surgeon to determine which treatment is right for you. We offer PRK eye surgery at our offices located in Fort McMurray and Edmonton, Alberta, as well as Victoria, British Columbia.

How PRK Eye Surgery Works

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was the first type of laser eye surgery used to correct vision defects. It is extremely effective for treating common disorders such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Today, LASIK has become the more common vision correction procedure, but PRK is still an excellent option for patients that are at risk of surgical complications from LASIK techniques.

Unlike LASIK surgery that requires the creation of a corneal flap, PRK surgery removes the entire outer layer of the cornea. We then use an excimer laser to reshape the cornea, eliminating structural abnormalities that cause vision problems. It emits pulses of cool ultraviolet light to remove a microscopic amount of tissue from the cornea. This computer-controlled laser is programmed with a digital map of your eyes, greatly reducing the risk of surgical errors.

Once we finish the reshaping process, we place a soft contact lens on the cornea to protect it. It can take up to a week for the outer layer of the cornea to grow back, and you must wear the protective lens for the duration. If you are unsure whether you would be better suited for LASIK or PRK surgery, come in for a consultation. We have offices conveniently located in:

 Fort McMurray, AB  Victoria, BC

 Edmonton, AB

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Advantages of Treatment by Our PRK Surgeon

The majority of our patients have 20/20 vision after undergoing PRK eye surgery. While PRK requires a longer recovery time than LASIK, there is also a slightly less chance of getting an infection because we do not need to create a corneal flap. A small number of patients still need to use corrective eyewear after surgery, but the prescription they require is much lower than it was before undergoing the procedure.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to see if you could benefit from PRK surgery.
We proudly serve Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta, as well as Victoria, British Columbia.