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Connecticut PRK Surgery

Photorefractive keratectomy surgery, also referred to as PRK surgery is performed on patients who have certain vision problems including nearsightedness or farsightedness whether they have astigmatism or not. The surgery takes about 15 minutes to complete in each eye. A laser penetrates the layers of the eye until it reaches the cornea. The laser reshapes the cornea and removes the epithelium layer of the eye. Many people have an oddly shaped cornea, which is what causes the vision problems in some cases. The epithelium that is removed will grow back during the healing process and the result is typically optimum vision for the patient.

PRK surgery in Connecticut generally costs an average of $1,500 per eye. Many surgeons that are very experienced with many credentials and a fantastic reputation will charge more as well as those who perform the surgery in a large city or large surgical eye center. This procedure is considered elective so the insurance companies typically do not cover the cost. There are many financial programs that the surgery center may offer. This includes payment plans and lines of credit that can be paid over a period of time. This reduces the burden of the cost and also makes this surgery accessible to people who do not have this type of money on hand.

This procedure is performed in either a surgical eye center or an eye doctorís office. It is a routine procedure that does not require a stay in a hospital. This is done on an outpatient basis. It is generally recommended that the patient removes their contact lenses about three weeks before the surgery. There are certain types of contacts that need to be removed before this time so the surgery will have the best results correcting a personís vision.

The healing process can take usually between one and three months. This is much longer than other types of laser surgeries, but the results are usually better than the other laser surgeries. There is mild discomfort that can be felt after the topical anesthesia wears off. The patientís eyes typically become red and feel scratchy as if there is something in their eye. This will subside over time. The doctor will require follow up visits after the surgery to track the healing and this is when the results will be seen. If the eye becomes inflamed or infected, the doctor generally prescribes antibiotic eye drops to heal the eye.

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Precision LASIK Group
700 West Johnson Ave., Suite 101
Cheshire, CT 6410
Liberty Vision
2440 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
Fichman Eye Center
179 Hartford Road
Manchester, CT 06040
Eye Physicians & Surgeons
202 Cherry Street
Milford, CT 06460
Fairfield County Laser Vision
1250 Summer Street, Suite 301
Stamford, CT 06905
Diamond Vision
162 King's Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
Doctor & Associates
195 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897

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