New Jersey PRK Surgery

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New Jersey PRK Surgery

Laser eye surgery has been very successful in treating patients with vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness with or without astigmatism. This has eliminated the need for patients to wear glasses or corrective contact lenses in order to see. Many people have this procedure done because they are tired of dealing with caring for and wearing these corrective lenses. PRK surgery, also called photorefractive keratectomy surgery is a common surgery that is used to correct these types of vision problems with a laser. This procedure uses no metal blades to cut through the layers of the eye.

The cost of PRK surgery in New Jersey is typically lower than the other laser eye surgeries such as LASIK and LASEK. The average cost is about $1,400 per eye depending on issues such as the amount of vision that needs to be corrected and how experienced the surgeon is. Before the surgery is performed the doctor will determine if the patient is a good candidate for PRK surgery. Many patients, who cannot have the LASIK procedure done because they have thin corneas, are able to have the PRK surgery. This offers a less complicated way for a person to have better vision.

This procedure is considered an outpatient surgery. The patient should have a driver to bring them home afterwards because they will not be able to drive. There is no need for general anesthesia, so a topical numbing eye drop will be administered to the eye. Ten minutes after the eye drops are put in, the eye is numb, and this is when the procedure is started. The eye surgeon will use the laser and a microscope that is connected to point the device straight at the cornea and reshape this part of the eye.

The epithelium layer s removed during this procedure but it grows back within three days of the surgery. The doctor will usually place a contact lens that is made to protect the cornea just like the epithelium layer does. This will be removed after about three days during the follow up visit. The patient can experience some mild discomfort such as irritation and scratchy feelings in their eye. This is normal and will subside after the eye has healed. The healing time is between one and three months. Patients will usually be able to see the full vision correction within one year of the surgery.

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New Jersey Eye
1 North Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 7621
The Eye Care Center of New Jersey
108 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Diamond Vision
3322 US 22 West, Unit 511
Branchburg, NJ 08876
TLC - Mount Laurel
457 Haddonfield Road, Suite 110
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Cliffside Laser Eye Center
663 Palisade Ave., Ste. 303
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
New Vision Laser Center
240 Williamson St., Suite 504
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
IC Laser Eye Care
1725 Lockner Rd
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Campus Eye Group
1700 Whitehorse Hamilton Square Road
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
Total Eye Care Centers
1700 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd.
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
Hudson Eye Physicians and Surgeons
600 Pavonia Ave, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Total Eye Care Centers
2495 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Atlantic Eye Physicians
180 White Road, Suite 202
Little Silver, NJ 07739
South Jersey Eye Physicians, P.A.
509 S. Lenola Rd.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
St. Mary's Eye and Surgery Center
540 Bergen Blvd
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Liva Eye Center
1 West Ridgewood Ave., Suite 101
Paramus, NJ 07652
Insight Laser Eye Center
1 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ste. 108
Paramus, NJ 07652
Wills Laser Vision at Princeton
419 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
The Eye Care and Surgery Center
105 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Cornea and Laser Eye Institute
300 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Invision Eye Care
4000 Route 66 East
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
Monmouth Eye Care
21 Gilbert Street North
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701
The Focus Center
20 Mule Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
Excel Eye Care & Laser Surgery Center
2401 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
American Surgisite
1440 Main Street
Waltham, NJ 02451
The Eye Institute of Wayne
968 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470

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