What is PRK?
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is an outpatient procedure performed with local anesthetic. The surgeon uses the excimer laser to achieve vision correction, and the visual results are similar. The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that in PRK there is no flap — only the very top (epithelial) layer of the cornea is moved aside before the surgeon sculpts the cornea with the excimer laser.
You might not be a great candidate for PRK, however. If you have thinner corneas, scarring, irregular astigmatism, or progressive ectasia, you might not be an eligible candidate. During your consultation, we’ll work with you to determine your eligibility, and figure out exactly what treatment is right for you.