The pkr technique, the laser procedure for the treatment of thin corneas
The PKR (Photo-Keratectomy Refractive) technique was widely used before the development of the 100% laser LASIK technique. It is still the first choice when the cornea is too thin to create a flap.
The PKR technique involves reshaping the cornea using the MEL 80 laser alone. The laser is first used to remove the epithelium then to reshape the cornea to correct the vision disorder. The epithelium regenerates in the following days.
You may have some discomfort following the PKR procedure. Your eyesight completely recovers within a week to 10 days.
During your preoperative eye examination, which we call your vision evaluation test, your surgeon examines your eyes and proposes the technique that is the best adapted to your case.
Still hesitating? At Espace Nouvelle Vision, you receive a free consult to know if you are eligible!
A word from our patients
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My eye operation was a success thanks to the new RELEX SMILE procedure. My eyes stung a bit for 4 hours after the operation and that’s all! It’s so wonderful to get up in the morning and not to have to put on my glasses! I see the world differently through new eyes! Thanks to the team at the Espace Nouvelle Vision Center!
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It’s been 2 months since I had eye surgery at the Espace Nouvelle Vision Center (to treat myopia with LASIK). I’m very happy, I can see perfectly, with no need for glasses or contacts! It’s changed the way I live, I don’t have to deal with taking care of contacts, and it’s so great to get up in the morning and be able to see! I highly recommend this operation for anyone that is eligible. The surgeon and the team at the Espace Nouvelle Vision Center were fantastic!
I have perfect vision again!
With a friendly and professional team, and an operation that was not as impressive as I thought it would be, I now have perfect vision again!
No more tired eyes after a long day with contacts, or blindly searching for my glasses…I am totally satisfied with the operation and would like to thank my surgeon and his team!