Other Xtra Procedures
PRK Xtra and SMILE Xtra are not unlike the LASIK Xtra procedure.
Similarly, for PRK Xtra and SMILE Xtra, cross-linking is performed during the refractive procedure to strengthen the cornea of the eye. PRK Xtra and SMILE Xtra involve the following steps:
PRK or SMILE eye surgery performed as usual
VibeX Xtra eye drops are applied to the cornea
The cornea is then illuminated with ultra-violet A (UVA) light
Over 200,000 eyes have been successfully treated with Lasik Xtra around the world using the KXL System.
PRK Xtra and SMILE Xtra have the potential to:4
Prolong the effectiveness of PRK or SMILE
Improve the predictability of the refractive procedure
Reduce refractive regression and the potential for long-term changes in your vision
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4) Lim EWL, Lim L. Review of Laser Vision Correction (LASIK, PRK and SMILE) with Simultaneous Accelerated Corneal Crosslinking – Long-term Results. Curr Eye Res. 2019;44(11):1171–1180.
Ask your physician about Lasik Xtra. Find an ophthalmologist in your area today to find out if the treatment is right for you.