Like LASIK, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) reshapes the cornea in order to improve vision deficits caused by myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. During PRK, our surgeons use the Excimer Laser to gently reshape the cornea by removing cells from its surface. One of the key differences between LASIK and PRK is that during PRK, cells are removed directly from the corneal surface, rather than under the corneal flap created during LASIK. For this reason, PRK is often more appropriate for people with thin corneas.

Vision correction surgery is not for everyone. It involves risk and the results are not guaranteed. Side effects may include, but are not limited to: dry eye syndrome which can be severe; visual symptoms including halo effect, glare, double vision, and/or starbursts, which can be debilitating; and the loss of vision. Glasses and/or contact lenses may be needed after surgery.
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