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LASIK vs. PRK

February 7, 2014 | Leave a response

LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) are both commonly used to remove or reduce the need for spectacle use. LASIK at our facility involves the creation (by laser) of a partial thickness flap in the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye) and then further laser application to the corneal bed to reshape the cornea and thus reduce spectacle prescription. This is all laser driven and no blade is used in this procedure at UELC; thus accuracy is excellent. Patients have minimal discomfort after LASIK and have excellent vision from day 1 although this will improve further over the next few days. PRK reshapes the cornea using the same laser without creation of the ...

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