Colorado PRK Surgery

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Colorado PRK Surgery

When a patient is interested in correcting their vision without the use of corrective glasses or contact lenses, they may consider having laser eye surgery. PRK surgery is one of the best types of surgeries that a person can have if they are a good candidate for the procedure. This surgery is typically done in an eye doctorís office or a surgical eye center. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes per eye. It only takes an average of one to two minutes for the laser to complete its job of reshaping the cornea, but the other preparation of the eye is what takes a little more time.

A few weeks prior to the PRK surgery, the surgeon will recommend that the patient not wear their corrective contact lenses. Certain types of contact lenses may need to be taken off sooner, but the doctor will discuss all of this with the patient during their consultation appointment. The doctor examines the patientís eyes to determine the extent of the vision problems and if photorefractive keratectomy will be an optimum choice for vision correction. The patient will be advised about the procedure and they will need to have a driver to take them home afterwards.

PRK surgery in Colorado is an outpatient procedure. The cost can range from $1,200 to $1,500 per eye depending upon many factors. The surgeonís experience and credibility most often makes a difference in the cost of the procedure. The size of the surgical eye center as well as the location of the practice in the state will affect the price. In larger cities, this surgery can be a little higher than in rural areas. Some patients have a bigger correction that needs to be made, so this would be a factor in the price.

Before the procedure is started on the day of the surgery, the doctor will use topical anesthetic, usually in the form of eye drops, to numb the eye area. This will help avoid feeling any of the pain associated with the procedure. The laser will reshape the cornea by penetrating through the layers of the eye. The epithelium is removed from the eye allowing the light to correctly refract resulting in better vision for the patient. The full results can take up to two months to show, although some people have a full recovery after one month. Follow up visits with the eye doctor are important to gauge the healing that is taking place.

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Margolis Vision
1175 South Perry Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Spivack Vision Center
6881 S. Yosemite Street
Centennial, CO 80112
Pfoff Laser and Eye
6881 South Yosemite Street
Centennial, CO 80112
Buckley Vision Institute
3155 North Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Wright Eye Center
2485 East Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Colorado Ophthalmology
3600 E. Alameda
Denver, CO 80219
The Eye Center
2480 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80201
Clarity Laser Vision Center
2535 S. Downing St. Suite 340
Denver, CO 80210
Levinson Eye Clinic
4545 East Ninth Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
Associates in Eyecare, P.C.
4999 E. Kentucky Ave Suite 102
Denver, CO 80246
Hines Sight
2480 South Downing St.
Denver, CO 80210
David Drucker, M.D., PC
1255 19th St, Suite 101
Denver, CO 80202
TLC Laser Center - Denver
2000 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
TLC Laser Eye Center
2000 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Cherry Creek Eye Center
4999 E. Kentucky Ave.
Denver, CO 80246
Joel H. Goldstein, MD, FACS
4999 East Kentucky Ave.
Denver, CO 80246
Denver Eye Clinic
1485 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Dishler Laser Institute
300 E. Horsetooth Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
The LASIK Vision Institute
760 S. Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CO 80246
Insight LASIK
300 Exempla Circle Suite 120
Lafayette, CO 80026
Denver Eye Surgeons
13772 Denver West Parkway Bldg 55, Suite 100
Lakewood, CO 80401
Corneal Consultants
8381 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO 80120
Rocky Mountain Eye Center
27 Montebello Road
Pueblo, CO 81001

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