StreamLight: the latest generation transepithelial “no-contact” PKR for faster recovery with less discomfort
It can correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
During a PKR, the thin surface layer of the cornea (the epithelium) is removed. Then the corneal tissue is sculpted directly on its surface by the excimer laser. The epithelium will then grow back on its own within a few days after the procedure.
In a “classic” PKR procedure, the epithelium is removed mechanically and the excimer laser is then applied. The Centre Ophtalmologique Place de Paris is proud to be the first and only centre in Luxembourg to be able to offer you “StreamLight”, a new transepithelial PKR technique that uses the excimer laser to remove the epithelium.
It is therefore the same excimer laser that will evaporate the epithelium and resculpt the corneal surface to correct the visual defect. During the procedure there is no contact with the eye to be treated. Compared to a classic PKR, the postoperative discomfort is reduced and the recovery is faster.
Transepithelial PKR can be offered to patients with thin corneas or who practice combat sports and are not candidates for LASIK. Despite the fact that PKR has a longer visual recovery time than LASIK, its long-term efficacy is the same.
the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis
the intervention is painless
the anaesthesia is local and performed by the application of anaesthetic drops
the procedure takes +/- 5 minutes per eye
both eyes are operated on the same day
resumption of normal activity after +/- 4 days
THE PLACE DE PARIS OPHTHALMOLOGY CENTER
Ophthalmological consultation and treatment center located next to Place de Paris, in Luxembourg.
Dr Christian Eulufi
Dr Tom Pavant
Dr Carla Schmartz