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Refractive Keratectomy Surgery

A keratectomy is a procedure that involves the removal of part of the cornea. At King LASIK, we offer refractive keratectomy surgery, using state-of-the-art laser equipment for safe, precise results. You can learn more about laser eye surgery during a free consultation with a qualified refractive keratectomy surgeon. We have surgeons at our offices located in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta, as well as Victoria, British Columbia.

Finding a Qualified Refractive Keratectomy Surgeon

There is no single method of laser eye surgery universally accepted as the best. Selecting the right procedure depends on your specific condition. Our team of surgeons excels at determining whether patients are best suited for LASIK or refractive keratectomy surgery.

Let us perform a thorough eye examination that includes the use of diagnostic equipment to see exactly what is causing your vision problems. You can schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons at our offices located in:

 Fort McMurray, AB  Victoria, BC

 Edmonton, AB

Eye Exam - Refractive Keratectomy Surgery

Understanding Your Eye Surgery

Refractive keratectomy surgery, or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), involves many of the same techniques as LASIK. We begin by scanning your eyes with a WaveFront analyzer to create a digital map that we program in our laser equipment. The next step is to remove your cornea's outer layer of tissue to give our lasers access to the cornea itself. Using an ultraviolet laser known as an excimer laser, we disintegrate microscopic particles of your cornea, giving it the necessary shape to refract light properly so you can see clearly.

After the surgery, you must wear a protective lens on your eye to protect the cornea and allow the tissue to grow back. It may take up to a week for the tissue to heal completely. Your vision must then stabilize before you achieve your ideal visual acuity, which can take between one to three months. Many patients heal more quickly and experience improved vision in less time.

Contact us today to discuss your eye condition so you can determine if you need refractive keratectomy surgery.
We proudly serve Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta, as well as Victoria, British Columbia.