PRK & LASEK
PRK Laser Eye Surgery in San Diego
Although LASIK is an incredible solution to vision correction, it is not suitable for everyone. Depending on your eye’s unique anatomy, any previous laser eye surgeries you have had, and other factors, you may be a better candidate for an alternative laser vision correction solution, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). This procedure produces outcomes that are very comparable to traditional LASIK.
What is PRK Eye Surgery?
Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, was the first laser eye surgery used for vision correction.
Although it predates LASIK surgery, it is still commonly used today in certain types of cases.
The principal difference between LASIK and PRK involves the first step of surgery. During PRK, instead of creating a hinged flap in the surface of the cornea, the outer layer of corneal cells (called the epithelium) is polished and removed.
The epithelium grows back over the surface of the eye within a few days of the surgery.
Are You a Candidate for PRK?
PRK may be a better fit for you if you:
Contact Eye Care of San Diego
PRK is an extremely safe and successful procedure that delivers great visual outcomes. To determine the best treatment option for your specific needs and goals, please schedule a consultation with Eye Care of San Diego today.