Indiana PRK Surgery

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Indiana PRK Surgery

Laser eye surgeries have made it possible for people who wear contact lenses or glasses every day to have a vision correction procedure that eliminates the need for these items. PRK surgery, also called photorefractive keratectomy is a procedure that is considered to be a laser eye surgery. This surgery can correct a personís vision using a laser that goes right through the eye without damaging the layers while it changes the shape of the cornea. Many people who are nearsighted or farsighted have a misshaped cornea. Once this is corrected, the light can refract from this area of the eye and cause vision to be good.

Other laser eye surgeries such as LASEK or LASIK use a metal blade to cut a corneal flap in the eye to reshape the cornea. With the PRK surgery, there is no incision made with a metal blade, therefore minimizing the damage that is done. The cost of PRK surgery is fairly low when compared to other surgeries of the eye. The average cost of PRK surgery in Indiana is $1,200 per eye. The price can vary a bit according to the extent of the correction necessary. A doctorís credentials and experience will also be a factor in the price of the surgery.

This surgery is considered to be an elective procedure; therefore insurance companies normally do not pay for this surgery. Most surgical eye centers that offer PRK surgery will have options for patients to make payment arrangements. This can either be through a line of credit or other financial arrangement. This makes the burden much less for the patient especially those who are on a limited income or budget. The surgery can make quite a big difference in a personís vision and the surgery only takes a total of 15 minutes per eye on average.

Since the surgery is on an outpatient basis, the patient is sent home directly after the procedure. They will need a driver to take them home, because they will not be able to drive. It can take up to three months for the eye to heal. The doctor will usually require many follow up visits during the healing process to monitor the eyeís progress. Most people can see their complete vision one month after surgery, but some people take three months. There is a bit more discomfort for this type of surgery during the healing process, but the results are usually better.

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Pankratz Eye Institute
3135 Middle Dr.
Columbus, IN 47203
The Eye Center of Fort Wayne
321 E. Wayne St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Boling Laser Center
1615 Winsted Drive
Goshen, IN 46526
Indiana Eye Clinic
30 N. Emerson Ave.
Greenwood, IN 46143
Price Vision Group
9002 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46260
200 W. 103rd Street, Suite 1020
Indianapolis, IN 46290
Lanter Eye Care and Laser Surgery
5025 E. 82nd Street Suite 2300
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers
55 Quartermaster Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Ohio Valley Eye Institute
3903 S 7th St., Suite 1C
Terre Haute, IN 47802

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