The Benefits of PRK Eye Surgery
Using a cool beam laser to reshape your cornea, Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK eye surgery, may be used as an alternative to LASIK for some patients with special conditions or lifestyle needs. PRK eye surgery has given lasting, clear results to thousands of our patients, and you can be the next to benefit from this advanced surgery.
Because the laser is applied to the top of the cornea instead of underneath, it does not require a flap, making it the ideal vision correction procedure for some athletes and the preferred surgery for some military personnel. PRK eye surgery also simultaneously treats other eye irregularities, such as scaring and a particular corneal dystrophy. Unlike LASIK, the recovery time following PRK will usually takes about three or four days, during which you may experience light sensitivity and/or minor pain as the eye heals. Many patients have fluctuations in vision for a few weeks. The end result, however, is usually the same – fantastic vision!
PRK corrects your vision by applying the most advanced cool-beam Allegretto Laser onto your cornea to gently reshape the cornea and give you flawless vision.
Are You a Candidate for PRK Eye Surgery?
PRK may not fit everyone’s vision goals, but it has proven to be a great alternative to LASIK eye surgery. With PRK, Patients who have been told their corneas were too thin for laser surgery can now reap the benefits of vision correction. PRK is frequently used after cataract surgery to fine tune vision. PRK can treat both near and farsighted prescriptions as long as it is not extreme. If you’ve been told in the past you weren’t a candidate for LASIK eye surgery, request a consultation with us today to see if you are a candidate for PRK.
The PRK Eye Surgery Process
At your first consultation, Dr. Magruder examines your eyes to develop a personalized vision correction plan or procedure that best fits your situation. If PRK fits your vision needs, your surgery will be performed at the LaserVue office. The whole PRK procedure takes less than 15 minutes!
Your may have blurry or fuzzy vision as your eyes heal, but as your eyes heal, your vision will continue to improve. You can expect to take it easy for three or four days to recover from surgery. See a step-by-step guide of what to expect before, during and after your procedure.
The Risks of PRK eye Surgery
Every surgery has risks and complications, but complications with PRK are extremely rare. Some patients report an enduring haze in their vision, and there is a small risk of infection and loss of vision, but LaserVue uses the most advanced technology, and Dr. Magruder has over 15 years of experience. You can be sure you’re in great hands at LaserVue. Just ask Dr. Boodram, our in-house Optometrist who has had PRK surgery. When you come to our office you can personally review hundreds of letters from satisfied patients who had PRK after being told they were not a candidate for LASIK. Wait until you hear how happy they are that they discovered LaserVue and PRK.
Find out if you’re a candidate for PRK eye surgery. Simply request a consultation with Dr. Magruder today.