Mississippi PRK Surgery

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Mississippi PRK Surgery

PRK Surgery is also known as photorefractive keratectomy surgery. This procedure is a laser eye surgery that uses a cool beam ultra violet light to manipulate the shape of a personís cornea. This procedure has a low risk of complication because it does not use a metal blade like some of the other laser eye surgeries do. Some people have thin corneas, and they are not good candidates for LASIK eye surgery. These patients can have the PRK surgery, because it manipulates the eye with a laser and does so front the top of the cornea.

The doctor will examine the patient during a consultation appointment in most cases. They will use tools that may blow air into the patientís eye and measure the amount of distortion that is seen from the cornea misshape. Many patients with farsightedness or nearsightedness with or without astigmatism can experience correction with PRK surgery. The eye doctor will normally advise the patient to remove their contact lenses, if they wear these, about three weeks prior to the procedure. Some patients who wear specialized contacts have to removes them for a much longer time period. On the day of the surgery, the patient must have a driver or a ride scheduled because they will not be able to drive afterwards. Most PRK surgeries in Mississippi are done in surgical eye centers.

On the day of the PRK surgery, the doctor will administer anesthesia in the form of eye drops to numb the patientsí eye. There is usually no need for a general anesthesia for this type of outpatient surgery. After about ten minutes, the eye becomes numb and the surgeon can begin the procedure. The laser is pointed directly at the cornea and reshapes this part of the eye usually by take a small amount off the top. This part only takes about one to two minutes of the time.

The epithelium is removed with an alcohol solution and discarded. The entire process takes about 15 minutes per eye. The cost of PRK surgery in Mississippi is an average of $1,200 per eye. The cost can depend on the amount of correction that needs to be made as well as the surgeonís expertise. After the surgery the patientís eyes may feel irritated and scratchy. Most patients will heal within one month, but some may take up to three months. The full vision correction should be seen within one year.

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Eye Associates of the South
1720 Medical Parks Drive
Biloxi, MS 39532
The Center for Eye Care
1720 A Medical Park Dr., Ste 330
Biloxi, MS 39532
Columbus Eye Clinic
425 Hospital Drive
Columbus, MS 39705
Mississippi Vision Correction Center, PLLC
1053 River Oaks Dr.
Flowood, MS 39232
Dapremont Eye
428 Courthouse Road
Gulfport, MS 39507
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
Meridian Ophthalmic Associates PA
2300 12th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
Southern Eye Associates
6947 Crumpler Boulevard
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Gulf Coast Eye Center
3111 Shortcut Road
Pascagoula, MS 39567

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