CXL + T-PRK
Advantage of combining CXL with T-PRK
Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) is an effective method for halting the progression of keratoconus. However, CXL on its own does not aim to improve a patient's vision. Results have shown that enhanced visual outcomes can be achieved when combining CXL with a Topography-guided PRK Treatment (T-PRK). LASIK MD is one of the few laser vision correction centers in Canada to possess the Wavelight Allegretto Eye-Q laser platform-which is the only laser capable of performing this advanced procedure.
The CXL combined with T-PRK procedure offers three goals: make irregular corneas more regular, strengthen the cornea and improve the quality of vision. Glasses and contact lenses may still be required to correct vision, but results have been shown to significantly improve vision-both with and without corrective lenses.
How T-PRK differs from standard laser eye technology
T-PRK technology uses highly sophisticated diagnostic imaging technology that measures a wider range of optical aberrations that contribute to distorted vision. Using imaging from advanced tomography, topography and wavefront aberrometry equipment; T-PRK ablates and flattens the imperfections of keratoconic corneas, and treats the higher order aberrations. Performing this step prior to the CXL treatment has been shown to improve vision and can improve the suitability of corrective lenses.
LASIK MD is able to offer CXL combined with T-PRK for only $2,000 per eye*.*Must have valid Canadian health card. The price for US and international patients as well as Canadian patients with an invalid health card or no health card is $2,500 per eye.
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