PRK & other technologies

- PRK (photo-refractive keratectomy)

PRK is an older technique than Lasik.  Betwen 1992 and 1995, the Laservue surgeons performed over 4000 PRKs.  The main disadvantage is that the outer skin of the eye must be removed before applying the excimer laser. The healing is thus much slower. We will still perform PRK in patients with corneas too thin for Lasik.

Transepithelial PRK:  this new technology is unique to the Schwind laser.  The outer layer of skin cells is removed by the laser itself in a more gentle and accurate way than with a blade or alcohol. Healing is thus faster than with traditional PRK.  Laservue is so far the only clinic in Quebec to have this technology.

- Customized Lasik with the Schwind Amaris laser

The Schwind Amaris is a latest generation laser approved by Health Canada in 2012. Clinique Laservue was the first in North America to acquire this technology. This laser has the most sophisticated eye tracker on the market, which follows your eye in "6-Dimensions" (see video below), thus assuring centration of the treatment even in the presence of microscopic eye movements during treatment. It is ultra-fast (500 pulses per second) and ultra-precise, and the vast majority of our patients achieve 20/20 vision the very next day.

 

 

Transepithelial PRK:  this new technology is unique to the Schwind laser.  The outer layer of skin cells is removed by the laser itself in a more gentle and accurate way than with a blade or alcohol. Healing is thus faster than with traditional PRK.  Laservue is so far the only clinic in Quebec to have this technology.