What is PRK?
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), is a laser vision correction treatment used to reshape the surface of the cornea for optimal vision. Although LASIK has surpassed PRK in popularity, this treatment is very effective at addressing refractive errors such as hyperopia and myopia and may be a better solution for patients with thin corneas. This is something best determined by Dr. Brooks during your initial consultation.
To discuss your vision correction options with our Frisco eye surgeon, please call (972) 737-1181 and schedule an appointment today.
How Does PRK Work?
Just like LASIK, PRK uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea for optimal light reflection onto the retina. Unlike LASIK, to access the inner layer of the cornea with PRK, the outer layer is completely removed. This layer automatically regenerates itself within a few days following the PRK procedure.
Because PRK requires the removal of the epithelial layer of the cornea, recovery may take a bit longer than other laser vision correction services. However, there are specific advantages to this technique that may be of particular benefit to some of our patients. Dr. Brooks can discuss this with you in greater detail during your vision correction consultation.
To schedule a vision correction consultation with our board-certified Frisco eye surgeon, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today. We welcome patients from Frisco, Plano, and surrounding Texas communities at our conveniently located Dallas office.