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What happens during prk procedure?
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Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Flapless. "LASIK "
Prk provides laservision correction without flap creation.
The epithelium of the cornea. Is removed and the laser treatment applied to the corneal surface. Visual results are similar to lasik but recovery takes longer and there is more postop discomfort . Prk eliminates the flap complications related to the flap created in lasik but other complication unique to prk suck as corneal haze.

In brief: Flapless. "LASIK "
Prk provides laservision correction without flap creation.
The epithelium of the cornea. Is removed and the laser treatment applied to the corneal surface. Visual results are similar to lasik but recovery takes longer and there is more postop discomfort . Prk eliminates the flap complications related to the flap created in lasik but other complication unique to prk suck as corneal haze.
Dr. Douglas Liva
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy and is the first laser refractive procedure performed in the US. It has been around since the mid 1990's In this procedure, the surface of the cornea is removed and the underlying tissue is removed to the depth and pattern needed for your particular refractive error. It is still performed in the US and around the world and is a good procedure for a subset of patients.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Photorefractive
Keratectomy. Type of laser eye surgery.
It preceded lasik surgery and is said to have davantages & disadvantages to lasik surgery. This should be discussed with an experienced eye surgeon try and find a surgeon who does at least 5 - 10 such procedures/week. Good luck.

In brief: Photorefractive
Keratectomy. Type of laser eye surgery.
It preceded lasik surgery and is said to have davantages & disadvantages to lasik surgery. This should be discussed with an experienced eye surgeon try and find a surgeon who does at least 5 - 10 such procedures/week. Good luck.
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