PRK Eye Surgery
What Is PRK?
Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK is a form of laser vision correction where a surgeon will remove the surface layer of the cornea, also known as the epithelium. They will then reshape the corneal bed with the laser in the same way as LASIK
This is a specialized technique that is usually reserved for those patients whose cornea may be too thin to safely allow for the creation of the corneal flap that is essential for LASIK surgery. There may be times when patients may come into UELC hoping to have LASIK surgery and are instead directed to PRK. This is an assessment that is made on a case by case basis.
PRK vs. LASIK
Key similarities between PRK and LASIK surgery include:
- Both are used to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
- Both are known to be equally safe procedures.
- The visual results with both procedures are the same.
The professionals at UELC will advise you on the best treatment option. Come in for your complimentary consultation today.