Toronto Laser Eye Surgery
Dr. Chaim Goldberg
Many Toronto laser eye surgery patients have benefited from Dr. Chaim Goldberg's skill and experience. In the paragraphs below, he describes the various treatments; PRK, LASIK and LASEK, he offers Toronto, Ontario laser eye surgery patients.
What is PRK?
PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, is a major advance in corrective eye surgery. It has eliminated the need for scalpels and needles and is completely painless. Using an excimer laser, Dr. Goldberg surgically reshapes the cornea, by removing tissue directly from the outer layer. At the end of the procedure, the patient is fitted with a temporary protective contact lens that is removed after four days.
What is LASIK?
LASIK, or Laser in Situ Keratomileusis, is an exciting technical advance in laser vision correction.
Dr. Goldberg lifts a thin layer of the cornea, to create a flap. With precise surgical skill, he reshapes the cornea with the excimer laser. The flap is then repositioned and the eye begins to heal immediately. For Toronto LASIK patients, healing time is faster, there is more rapid recovery of vision, less risk of scarring and less post-operative discomfort.
What is LASEK?
LASEK, or Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis, is a new advance in laser corrective surgery. LASEK was developed to reduce the chance of flap-related complications that can occur during LASIK. It also helps people who cannot have LASIK because their corneas are too thin or too flat. LASEK is the best procedure for people with a tendency to have dry eyes.
Learn more about the difference between LASEK vs. LASIK.
Dr. Goldberg removes the surface cells of the cornea using an alcohol solution. He repositions the epithelial flap and folds it back. Using an excimer laser, as in LASIK or PRK, he reshapes the cornea. Finally, the patient is fitted with a temporary contact lens that is removed after four days.
LASEK is a safer procedure with no cutting. And it is ideally suited for patients whose lifestyle predisposes them to possible trauma; police, firefighters, members of the armed forces, athletes or those practicing martial arts.
Each of these laser eye surgery techniques uses the same excimer laser to reshape the cornea. Factors such as your prescription, the thickness of your cornea, your profession and lifestyle will help guide Dr. Goldberg to recommend the procedure best suited to you.