What is PRK?
If you have problems with your vision, you may be interested in correcting them through LASIK eye surgery. Visual problems occur from refractive disorders within your eye which, most commonly, can cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
When the cornea’s surface bends light improperly it causes these vision issues. In order to correct these problems, LASIK eye surgery or PRK can be performed. During these procedures, the surface of the cornea must be reshaped so the cornea properly bends light.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) originated before LASIK and is still considered one of the top laser vision correction procedures. In order to correct your vision using PRK, a corneal flap doesn’t have to be created as it does in LASIK.
During the PRK process, the epithelial layer of your cornea is removed and an advanced laser is used to reshape your cornea. After the surgery, the removed outer layer of your cornea will regenerate itself.
PRK is often a good option for patients with thinner corneas that wouldn’t be ideal for the corneal flap that is created during LASIK. Though it may have a longer recovery time than LASIK, almost all patients achieve 20/40 vision or better.
If you’re in the Dallas, Texas area and are interested in LASIK eye surgery, please contact Brooks Eye Associates. Our experienced team can evaluate you and help you determine which type of laser corrective surgery would be best for you. Call us today at (972) 737-1181.