Eye Care Procedures in Toronto
LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK uses cool rays of light to reshape the inner tissue of the cornea to the proper curvature. The procedure is quick, painless and heals naturally.
With PRK, the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct vision. The vision improvements are equally impressive as with LASIK, but healing time tends to be longer. Variations in the eye’s anatomy determine whether your procedure should be LASIK or PRK.
In February 2012, the Bochner Eye Institute became the first eye care centre in Canada to offer laser cataract surgery with the Catalyst precision laser system, considered to be the most significant advancement in cataract surgery in more than 50 years.
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in Canada. Consequently, cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures. Traditional cataract surgery is complex, but safe and extremely effective.
IOL and Lens Replacement
RLE is offered in cases of very severe near- or farsightedness where LASIK and PRK are less effective. The eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL) in order to correct refractive errors in eyes without cataracts.
A technique derived from cataract surgery, surgical correction of high degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness may be accomplished by the insertion of a lens in the eye. This is referred to as an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL).
Other Eye Care Services
Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye. We established the first keratoconus clinic in Canada in 2008 and use the latest technology to help patients restore lost vision. Treatment starts with detailed diagnostic imaging that measures more than 20,000 data points of the cornea.
The Bochner Eye Institute has established a comprehensive Dry Eye Clinic – one of the first of its kind in Canada – to identify and offer customised plans to treat the underlying causes of dry eyes.