Georgia PRK Surgery

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Georgia PRK Surgery

Many people in Georgia have corrective eye surgery so they no longer need to wear glasses or contact lenses to see. There are a few types of surgeries that one can have done. Out of the laser surgeries that are available for patients PRK surgery offers one of the best results for vision correction. This surgery uses a laser to manipulate the cornea and change the shape so that the vision corrects. The reason that some people are nearsighted or farsighted is because the shape of their cornea is off just a bit, but in some people this can be corrected with laser eye surgery.

The laser penetrates through the layers of the eye without damaging those layers to get to the cornea. The epithelium is removed from the eye with an alcohol solution, and a bandage is put in its place in the form of a specialty contact lens to protect the eye as it heals. Once the eye begins to heal the body will regenerate a new epithelium layer over the cornea. This is when the bandage is removed. As this layer grows back, the correction of the vision can be seen. This normally takes from one to three months to completely reach the full vision correction.

PRK surgery in Georgia is performed by an eye doctor who is licensed to perform this surgery. The procedure is normally done at a surgical eye center or an eye doctor’s office. Since it is an outpatient procedure, the patient can go home right after. They will just need to have a driver because the patient will not be able to drive after the procedure. Right before the procedure, the doctor will numb the eye with drops of topic anesthesia so nothing will be felt during the surgery. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes to complete in each eye, although the laser portion only takes about one minute.

The cost of PRK surgery in Georgia averages about $1,300 per eye and up. There may be variations in the cost according to the extent of vision correction that is needed in each eye. Other factors that can increase the price are the expertise and experience of the surgeon as well as the area of Georgia that the surgery is performed in. For instance Atlanta is a bigger city, and some technologically advanced eye centers may charge a bit more than smaller eye doctor’s offices in smaller cities.

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Marietta Eye Clinic
4900 Ivey Rd., Suite 1226
Acworth, GA 30101
Woodhams Eye Clinic P.C.
1140 Hammond Drive
Atlanta, GA 30328
Georgia Eye Partners
1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 140
Atlanta, GA 30342
Emory Eye Center
Emory Eye Center
Atlanta, GA 30322
Piedmont Better Vision
3193 Howell Mill Road, Suite 135
Atlanta, GA 30327
Eye 1st Vision & Laser
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Augusta, P.C.
1330 Interstate Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909
Hubbard Henslee Center for Eye Surgery
2012 10th Ave
Columbus, GA 31901
North Columbus Eye Center
1240 Brookstone Centre
Columbus, GA 31904
Eye Physicians and Surgeons
1457 Scott Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30033
Tin Laser Center
1638 Battlefield Parkway
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Gainesville Eye Associates
2061 Beverly Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
Eisner Laser Center
125 Plantation Centre Drive Suite 250
Macon, GA 31210
Harbin Clinic Eye Center
550 Redmond Road
Rome, GA 30165
Boland Eye Center
1615 E. Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah, GA 31406
Shulze Eye Center & Surgery Center
728 East 67th Street
Savannah, GA 31405
Woolfson Eye Institute
7454 Hannover Pkwy Suite 120
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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