PRK with HD technology

PRK with HD technology

DETAILS OF THIS VISION CORRECTION

A solution for thin or irregular corneas

Some corneas being too thin or irregular to be treated with Lasik.
In such cases, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) with HD technology can prove an excellent solution for mild to moderate myopia. No corneal incision is necessary. Dr. Pop simply removes the thin layer of cells covering the surface of the eye and proceeds with the laser vision correction. While the recovery period for this procedure is slightly longer—generally four to seven days—the results are as good as those obtained with LASIK.

PRK with HD technology is used to correct presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

Steps and follow-up

In your surgeon’s care from start to finish for professional and reassuring care.

When you visit our clinic for a preoperative consultation and decide to make an appointment for surgery right away, we’ll give you a surgery consent form so that you can read it carefully at home.

If you choose to wait before selecting a date for surgery, you’ll receive your surgery consent form by email once you have made the appointment, before your preoperative consultation with the surgeon.
Preoperative consultation with your surgeon

  • Your surgeon will conduct an ophthalmological exam.
  • For laser treatments, the preoperative consultation and the surgery are on the same day.
  • Your surgeon will inform you of the benefits, risks, and potential complications for your eye situation.
  • This is the perfect time to ask any questions you may have about the consent form.

Some people have corneas that are too thin or irregular to be treated with Lasik. In such cases, PRK with HD technology can prove an excellent solution for mild to moderate myopia.

No corneal incision is necessary. Dr. Pop simply removes the thin layer of cells covering the surface of the eye and proceeds with the vision correction using an HD laser.

While the recovery period for this procedure is slightly longer—generally four to seven days—the results are as good as those obtained with LASIK. With the PRK technique, most of our patients can walk, drive, work, read, and watch T.V. without glasses 5 to 7 days after the surgery.

  • It’s normal to be a bit nervous before eye surgery. To help you relax, we’ll give you a mild sedative in pill form.
  • It’s a needle-free procedure.
  • The eye is then anaesthetized using drops.
  • The surgeon will begin immediately with the laser, and treatment lasts only a few minutes.
  • After the surgery, you’ll be asked to lie down and rest for 30 minutes in our recovery room. You’ll then be free to go home.
  • We’ll send you home with a list of recovery recommendations and a prescription.
  • Your postoperative appointment gives your surgeon a chance to make sure your eyes are healing properly (72 hours after surgery). You’ll have a second appointment after a month.
  • You can make an appointment to see your surgeon at any time in the 12 months following the surgery.
  • In a very few cases, touch-up surgery may be needed. This is free of charge.

Frequently asked questions

Which is the better technique, PRK or LASIK?

Recent scientific studies have shown that, when performed using the new models of laser equipment and Wavefront technology, intracorneal surgery (LASIK and All-LASIK) and superficial surgery (PRK) yield similar long-term results. LASIK is currently the most commonly used technique in Quebec.

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