Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is often a preferred procedure for patients with borderline corneal thickness where it might not be safe to perform Lasik or SMILE. In some cases where an enhancement is needed or where the surgeon wants to strengthen the thin cornea, Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) is performed in addition to PRK.
For therapeutic use, CXL can be used to stabilize conditions such as keratoconus, forme fruste keratoconus (an extremely mild or subclinical form of Keratoconus), and post-laser refractive surgery ectasia. Studies have shown that for about 95% of keratoconus patients, the cross-linking procedure prevents further vision loss and corneal weakening.
Find out if PRK XTRA is the right vision treatment for you
At Visionmax Eye Centre, we do a thorough eye evaluation to determine if you can expect positive results from PRK XTRA. Call our office at 780-452-4111 to schedule a consultation today.