Louisiana PRK Surgery

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Louisiana PRK Surgery

In Louisiana photorefractive keratectomy surgery, which is also called PRK surgery is widely performed on patients who are good candidates for the procedure. This is a laser eye surgery that can correct the vision by reshaping the cornea of the eye. Many people elect to have this surgery because they are not good candidates for other more intrusive laser surgeries such as LASIK. This can be a good option for a person who has a thin cornea since the laser correct the vision through the top of the cornea and does not damage the layers of the eye in the process.

PRK surgery can also be less expensive then LASIK or LASEK depending on the circumstances and the type of vision correction that needs to be done. In Louisiana, PRK surgery can coast an average range of $800 to $1,500 per eye depending on many factors. This type of surgery can correct nearsightedness or farsightedness that can also be accompanied by astigmatism. The variation in price can be affected by the amount of correction that is needed in each eye. It is recommended by most eye doctors to have only one eye done at a time due to the long healing process.

There are many surgical centers in Louisiana that perform this surgery. Some eye doctors can also perform this surgery in their offices. This is an outpatient procedure that does not take a great deal of time to complete. Once the eye is numbed with the anesthetic eye drops, the procedure should only take about 15 minutes. The laser portion only takes from one to two minutes of that time to complete. Once the surgery is complete the patient can go home right away. They will need a driver, because the patient will not be able to drive directly after the surgery.

Laser eye surgery has made it possible for many people to have their vision corrected that otherwise would need to wear glasses or contact lenses for their entire life. This surgery is highly effective and accurate. Most people have 20/20 vision within one month after the surgery is completed. The risk for any complications or damage to the eye is minimized by the fact that there is no metal blade used in the eye at all. The epithelium layer of the eye is removed with an alcohol solution instead of an incision, so this creates a lower chance for any problems to occur. This is one of the safest eye surgeries on can have.

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Red River Eye and Laser Center
2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 100
Bossier City, LA 71111
New Orleans LASIK Eye Surgery
4720 South I-10 Service Road West, Suite 406
Metairie, LA 70001
New Orleans Eye Specialists
3434 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
LaHaye Total Eye Care
4313 I-49 South Service Rd.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Lusk Eye Specialists
451 Ashley Ridge Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71106
Advanced Eye Institute
1101 Audubon Ave., Suite N-5
Thibodaux, LA 70301

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