PRK laser eye surgery is closely related to LASIK eye surgery and may be a better option for certain patients. The experienced eye surgeons at Grene Laser in Wichita, KS will determine which procedure is best to help you achieve crisp, clear vision.
With PRK, the curvature of the cornea is corrected on the surface of the cornea. LASIK reshapes the deeper cornea, underneath a flap of corneal tissue.
PRK laser surgery was first performed in 1987 and continues to be a popular procedure today. Approximately one-third of our patients have PRK surgery to correct their nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The same laser used to reshape the cornea with LASIK is used during PRK. The visual results are equal using either LASIK or PRK, with most patients obtaining 20/20 vision or better.
PRK gives excellent safety and vision results, but it does have a longer recovery period than LASIK. Most patients return to their normal activities after their day 5 post-op visit.
While most patients prefer LASIK over PRK due to the quicker visual recovery and less discomfort, PRK is a better procedure in certain circumstances. The experts at Grene Laser in Wichita, KS will let you know which procedure is best for your unique eyes.
Examples of when PRK may be recommended over LASIK include: reduced corneal thickness, irregular or scarred corneas, significant dry eyes despite treatments, or prior eye surgery (including Radial Keratotomy).
Many patients who previously had RK or Radial Keratotomy and now have become farsighted achieve very good results with PRK.
To find out if PRK eye surgery may be right for you, schedule an appointment online or call (316) 691-4444 to schedule an evaluation with the Wichita, KS eye doctors of Grene Laser today.