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Preparing for Photorefractive Keratectomy Eye Surgery (PRK)

May 27, 2019 | Leave a response

For a variety of reasons, such as occupational constraints or appearance, some people find it hard to put on contacts or use glasses. They often look for alternatives that can help permanently restore or improve normal vision. Photorefractive Keratectomy, also known as PRK eye surgery, is a laser eye treatment that helps people who have farsightedness or hypermetropia, nearsighted or myopia, and astigmatism or unequal curvature on the surface of the eye. It is highly accurate in correcting cases of nearsightedness and is ideal for individuals who have a thin cornea. Read on to learn more about PRK laser eye surgery.How Do You Prepare for PRK Eye Surgery? The first step is to meet with your surgeon to discuss ...

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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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