PRK or photorefractive keratectomy is a surgical technique used to correct vision at Boulder Eyes. It is a similar technique to LASIK and helps individuals that may not be a candidate for other eye surgeries. It also is generally less expensive but yields a longer recovery period for surgery patients. When you’re looking for eye surgery options such as PRK eye surgery, look no further than our Boulder Colorado eye center.
PRK Surgery FAQs
When it comes to learning about PRK surgery, many individuals have questions about the procedures itself. Here we will aim to provide as much comprehensive information about the procedure as possible. Please note that a variation of PRK known as LASEK can be performed. With this surgery type, the corneal layer is lifted and preserved during surgery and then replaced on the eye’s surface at the end of the surgery.
Is PRK performed under anesthesia?
Yes, a local anesthesia is used throughout the procedure.
How is the surgery performed?
A surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea. This procedure targets underneath the cornea, unlike LASIK which targets the surface of the cornea.
Are there any operative risks?
No there are not, and on top of that, the cost for this eye surgery is less than that of LASIK.
Is the recovery period long?
Yes, it is a longer recovery period than LASIK. For the first two weeks, you’ll need to wear eyeglasses or contacts to allow your eyes to adjust to your new cornea.
Schedule an Appointment at our Boulder Eye Center to Discuss PRK Surgery
When you’re uncertain which vision correction surgery will suit you best, please contact our eye specialists at Boulder Eyes. To schedule an appointment to discuss your surgery options, call our office today at 303-499-2020.