Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of refractive surgery that is used to correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It involves using a laser to reshape the cornea, which is the clear outer layer of the eye.
During the PRK procedure, a surgeon will first use a special tool or alcohol solution to remove the thin outer layer of the cornea (epithelium). Then, a cool ultraviolet (UV) excimer laser will be used to remove a precise amount of tissue from the cornea. The laser reshapes the cornea to improve the way light is focused on the retina, which helps to correct vision problems. After the laser has completed its work, a bandage contact lens is placed on the eye to promote healing.
PRK is typically recommended for individuals who:
It is important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for PRK. Dr. Corsini will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if PRK is the best option for you.
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