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Can you tell me anything about photorefractive keratectomy (prk)?

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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology
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In brief: PRK Info

Prk (photorefractive keratectomy) is a traditional way of treating refractive errors, and has been used by doctors all over the world.
During a prk procedure, tissue will be removed from the surface of your cornea and reshape the cornea according to your refractive error. This is all accomplished using the state-of-the-art visx excimer laser.

In brief: PRK Info

Prk (photorefractive keratectomy) is a traditional way of treating refractive errors, and has been used by doctors all over the world.
During a prk procedure, tissue will be removed from the surface of your cornea and reshape the cornea according to your refractive error. This is all accomplished using the state-of-the-art visx excimer laser.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: PRK

This is one of the two major methods of laser refractive surgery to correct eyeglass needs.
Lasik involves making a corneal flap and sculpting the inner corneal tissue into a new lens. Prk directly cuts through all layers to sculpt the new lens. Both produce essentiallly the same end result but lasik is more comfortable for a week or so compared to prk. Prk is possible for some thinners eyes.

In brief: PRK

This is one of the two major methods of laser refractive surgery to correct eyeglass needs.
Lasik involves making a corneal flap and sculpting the inner corneal tissue into a new lens. Prk directly cuts through all layers to sculpt the new lens. Both produce essentiallly the same end result but lasik is more comfortable for a week or so compared to prk. Prk is possible for some thinners eyes.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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