PRK

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Serving PRK patients throughout New Mexico

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was more popular than LASIK at one time. It remains the preferred procedure for U.S. military personnel. PRK also uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea of the eye to more precisely focuses light onto the retina. This provides clearer vision for both nearsighted and farsighted people. The full benefits from PRK are more gradual than with LASIK with maximum improvement seen at up to four weeks. Risks associated with PRK are minimal since there is no “flap” created.

For more information please contact our Refractive Surgery Coordinator.