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can any one have prk surgery done

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Prk is a form of refractive surgery with the laser in which the correction is applied directly to the cornea without the use of a flap. It is a bit m ... Read More
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most people are good candidates from some kind of laser refractive surgery like prk or lasik but there are many who are not. See your eye doctor to de ... Read More
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Candidate: There are various exams/diagnostic test that need to be done in order to determine if you will be a good candidate for prk.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Healing time: Vision can take up to 3 months for full healing after PRK. Be sure to use artificial tears frequently, we recommend 4x's daily for first 3 months. S ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Traces?: Traces of what? Do not understand the question.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Quick recovery: Like lasik surgery it is outpatient and works well. It is better for some patients.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
After PRK: Slightly blurred vision with fluctuations, more in the first week. May have mild discomfort and temporary dryness. Those are the normal symptoms post- ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
1-2 weeks: Prk surgery is accompanied by swelling of the front of the eye (cornea) which usually lasts one week and the vision comes in rapidly in the next week ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Depends : Depends on clinical characteristics of your eyes and your preferences, the laser treatment preferred can vary. See your corneal surgeon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No flap: The advantages of prk over lasik are that it can be performed on thinner corneas as there is no flap to be cut. This also removes some possible compli ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: Measurements will be made by your laser surgeon to determine the correct amount of laser treatment with prk to given you 20/20 vision provided you cou ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
PRK surgery: can "worsen" EXISTING keratoconus and the latter may exclude you from having the surgery! A complete discussion with your OPTHAMOLOGIST is a MUST! Ho ... Read More
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