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Laser Vision Correction

 

PRK

PRK is similar to LASIK eye surgery, in that the same type of laser is used, however a corneal flap is not created. Instead, the laser beam is then applied directly to the surface of the eye to reshape the cornea. PRK is less frequently used because of the development of LASIK, but in some individual cases, PRK may still be the procedure of choice. Even though the initial healing may take several days longer than that of LASIK, the long term effects are the same.
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Contoura Vision

Contoura® Vision is a topography-guided LASIK treatment that is the latest FDA approved LASIK eye surgery technology available in the U.S. This new technology has unique capabilities that provide surgeons a greater degree of personalization. By taking detailed images and analyzing your eye using 22,000 unique elevation points on the cornea, your surgeon is able to deliver a higher level of personalized treatment to provide accurate patient outcomes.
Using the topographer and the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser together, the treatment changes the shape of the patient’s cornea after surgery, significantly improving vision. By also addressing the uniqueness of a patient’s cornea during the treatment, the risk of experiencing light sensitivity, glare and halos after the procedure is reduced.