Delaware PRK Surgery

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Delaware PRK Surgery

In the state of Delaware, PRK surgeries are typically performed by an eye surgeon in a surgical center for eyes or in an eye doctorís office. This is a photorefractive keratectomy surgery that can improve a personís vision dramatically by reshaping the cornea. Many vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness are caused by an oddly shaped cornea. During the PRK surgery, a laser emits energy into the eye and penetrates the layers of the eye to the cornea without damaging the eye. This is one of the biggest reasons this procedure is less risky than others.

During the PRK surgery, the epithelium layer of the eye is removed using an alcohol solution. This layer of the eye will grow back during the healing process. The body regenerates this tissue. After this layer is removed, the eye surgeon will place a bandage over the surface of the eye to act as the epithelium in the form of a contact lens. This will protect the eye as well. During the healing process, there will be a bit of discomfort and an itchy or scratchy feeling as if there is something in the patientís eye. This is completely normal and will subside during the healing.

This is a common eye surgery that is performed in Delaware. A doctor will typically determine if the patient is a good candidate for PRK surgery by doing an examination of the patientís eyes to take measurements as to the extent of the vision correction that is needed. There are many people who are eligible to have this surgery done, but there are some who cannot due to conditions that will not work with this surgery. This procedure can take up to three months to heal from and see the results, although many heal within one month.

The average cost of this surgery in Delaware is $1,500 per eye. Since is this an elective procedure, most insurance companies will not cover the cost under the patientís insurance plan. For those who are not able to have their insurance pay for the procedure, there are other options. Most surgical eye centers offer financial arrangements such as a line of credit that can be used towards the surgery. This will typically require monthly payments be made until the full amount is paid off. This is helpful for patients who do not have the large sum of money to apply towards the surgery upfront.

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Halpern Ophthalmology
1301 Bridgeville Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
Delaware Eye Surgeons
662 North Dual Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
Delaware Eye Care Center
10 South Market Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
Kremer Laser Eye Center
213 Greenhill Avenue Suite B
Wilmington, DE 19805
Delaware Ophthalmology Consultants
1941 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Kremer Eye Center
213 Greenhill Avenue, Suite B
Wilmington, DE 19805
Eye Physicians and Surgeons
1207 N. Scott St.
Wilmington, DE 19806

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