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Is prk (operation for eyes for sight correction) usually successful?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

Prk is generally chosen (over lasik) in eyes that have higher powers, thinner corneas and some surface opacities.
The military tends to prefer it due to its stability under stress. The final results of prk and lasik are generally equivalent although prk causes a more painful recovery period.

In brief: Yes

Prk is generally chosen (over lasik) in eyes that have higher powers, thinner corneas and some surface opacities.
The military tends to prefer it due to its stability under stress. The final results of prk and lasik are generally equivalent although prk causes a more painful recovery period.
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