PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY (PRK)
Designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, PRK is recommended if your cornea is too thin for the LASIK procedure or if you have significant dry eye. This procedure utilizes the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser System, just like LASIK. However, the treatment does not include creating a corneal flap. Epithelial healing results in a longer visual recovery, more mild discomfort and several months of post-operative eye drops. The results at six months are comparable to those of LASIK treatments.