Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

Photorefractive keratectomie (PRK)

What is PRK?

PRK is an alternative procedure for patients that have too thin corneas and are not candidates for SMILE or LASIK.

The procedure uses an excimerlaser and wavefront technology.

PRK is a useful alternative, if corneas are too thin for LASIK oder SMILE

Jaron Schilling
MD. Board certified refractive surgeon

Many good reasons to choose AOZ Heidelberg

Board certified medical doctors and surgeons

At the AOZ Heidelberg all medical doctors and surgeons are specialists in their respective fields.
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Experience meets continued medical education

All doctors at AOZ Heidelberg have a summarized professional experience of over 50 years. Permanent training and continued medical education ensure updated medical expertise.
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Quality and Service

Our goal ist o provide utmost service and quality for our patients.
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Procedures & Technology

Worldwide recognized technologies, medical equipment of renown brand producers and the use of premium products reflect our continued quest for quality.
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The treatment

After numbing the eye with eyedrops it is kept open with a lidspeculum. The surface layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed and the tissue is abladed with an excimerlaser. For comfort and protection a soft bandage contactlens is applied.
Healingtime is 1 week.

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Our knowledge, our know-how – your advantage

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Schlichtenbrede, as owner and director of the AOZ Heidelberg, specializes in lens surgery and the anterior and posterior segment of the eye. Rainer Volz, MD, is a specialist in ICL and eye surgery. Jaron Schilling, MD, is our top surgeon for PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision, SMILE pro and LASIK. Together they have performed thousands of intraocular procedures. Christiane Schiltenwolf, MD, specializes in conservative ophthalmology.

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