TransPRK+ with iDesign Refractive Studio
This procedure is designed to correct myopia, presbyopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
How it Works
There are two types of laser vision correction procedures at Image Plus; iLASIK™ and Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy known as TransPRK+.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) has long been a trusted procedure for vision correction for those who may not be a candidate for iLASIK™. It is also recommended for those who have an active lifestyle, such as athletes in a contact sport, and is approved by the US and Canadian Military for their personnel as the cornea heals close to its original strength and is more resistant to injury due to impact.
Where iLASIK™ exposes the underlying cornea for laser vision correction through the creation of a coreal flap, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is the removal the corneal epithelium to perform the laser correction treatment. The epithelium then grows back over the next several weeks of post operative care.
At Image Plus, we only perform TransPRK+ (Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy) which uses the “no touch” Schwind Amaris 750S laser to remove the corneal epithelium. In fact, we are the first clinic to perform TransPRK in Winnipeg. The “+” with this procedure is that your vision is corrected with a custom treatment solution using the VISX® Star S4 Active Trak™ using iDesign Refractive Studio.
iDesign Refractive Studio is 25 times more precise than conventional measurements for eyeglasses or contacts in correcting vision in each unique eye. Studies show that 95% of patients undergoing iDesign Refractive Studio guided correction improve their vision to 20/20 or better while maintaining or improving their night vision (depending on the prescription).
What to Expect
After TransPRK+ surgery, most people can return to work after one week. By two weeks, most patients will achieve their optimal vision correction (20/20) with some remaining minor vision quality issues. Vision typically returns fully at about three to four weeks after surgery.