Photo-Refractive Keratotomy

Photo-Refractive Keratotomy from Washington DC Lasik by BostonLaser

By: Washington DC Lasik by BostonLaser  06/10/2016
Keywords: Refractive Surgery, Photo-Refractive Keratotomy

PRK was the first laser refractive surgery approved by the FDA receiving final approval in 1995. This was truly an incredible breakthrough in ophthalmic surgery that influenced a whole new direction in refractive surgery including LASIK eye surgery and LASEK. To date millions of vision correction patients have had PRK instead of LASIK eye surgery. PRK is a refractive eye surgery procedure that utilizes the excimer laser to reshape the cornea and improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism much like LASIK eye surgery. PRK differs from LASIK in that no flap of tissue is created prior to resculpting the cornea with the excimer laser.

Keywords: Photo-Refractive Keratotomy, Refractive Surgery,

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