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Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)

This procedure utilizes the accurate and effective excimer laser – an instrument well suited for treating a number of superficial corneal disorders including superficial scars, corneal irregularities and other degenerations and dystrophies. By using a laser, your doctor may be able to remove less tissue, which minimizes surgical trauma, scaring and post-operative discomfort. This results in faster healing and greater surface quality and clarity of your cornea. This technology may also be able to treat cases that would otherwise require a corneal transplant.