Photorefractive Keratectomy, also known as PRK, is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to treat myopia and hyperopia. Although LASIK eye surgery is more widely known, and tends to be more common, PRK was actually developed first. In the PRK procedure, a doctor uses a laser to remove small amounts of tissue that are on the surface of the cornea. Once this tissue is removed, they are able to reshape the cornea. There are certain conditions that make a patient a good candidate for PRK surgery, as opposed to LASIK. These include people who have a thin cornea, or scars on their cornea.
What is PRK Surgery?
- PRK is the Original Eye Surgery An explanation of how PRK surgery preceded the now popular LASIK surgery.
- PRK- Photorefractive Keratectomy This article explains the PRK procedure. It also goes into some general expectations from the surgery.
- How PRK Works Diagrams about how PRK surgery works, who is a good candidate and how successful it is.
- Photorefractive Keratectomy The computer-guided laser used in the PRK procedure is explained in this article.
- PRK A very brief explanation of PRK surgery and what is done during the procedure.
- PRK Surgery This article offers a quick overview of PRK surgery. It also lets you know what you should expect from start to finish.
- Custom PRK Surgery This article explains the difference between regular PRK surgery and custom (wavefront) PRK surgery.
PRK vs. LASIK
- LASIK vs. PRK A comparison between LASIK surgery and PRK.
- The Pros and Cons of PRK vs. LASIK A look at the pros and cons of both PRK and LASIK surgeries.
- Comparison of LASIK vs. PRK Video A video detailing the differences between LASIK surgery and PRK surgery.
What to Expect
- PRK Eye Surgery What to expect from start to finish when you go in for PRK surgery.
- What to Expect from the PRK Procedure A detailed list of what to expect during the PRK procedure.
- How Does PRK Work An article explaining how PRK works and what to expect during the procedure. This also gives details about what to expect after surgery.
- PRK Surgery Recovery A video diary documenting one patient's recovery from her PRK surgery.
- PRK Recovery An article explaining what you need to do after your PRK surgery and what will happen as you recover.
- PRK Start to Finish What to expect from start to finish from the surgery along with a detailed description of post op and recovery.
- PRK Surgery A short explanation of the procedure and the recovery from PRK surgery.
- Laser Eye Surgery PRK surgery is a great solution for certain candidates. Learn who makes a good PRK candidate and who doesn’t make a good candidate.
- PRK Improvements This article looks at improvements to the surgery and recovery time, along with a good look at who makes a good candidate.
- PRK Candidates A list of symptoms and characteristics that make a good PRK candidate.