What is PRK?
PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is another refractive surgical procedure designed to reshape your cornea to allow for sharp vision without the need of glasses or contact lenses. A single type of laser is used reshape the cornea (excimer laser) to focus light appropriately within the eye to allow for sharp vision without the need of glasses or contact lenses. PRK is an outpatient procedure and may be an ideal procedure for eyes that cannot safely have LASIK. Most vision recovery occurs within the first week of surgery, but it can sharpen over a period of 4-6 weeks. Longterm visual outcomes are identical to the great vision achieved with LASIK.
Am I a candidate for PRK?
Candidates for PRK have the same requirements as candidates for LASIK.
How can I be evaluated for LASIK?
Call the Marr Eye Center today for your consultation!