North Dakota PRK Surgery

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North Dakota PRK Surgery

In North Dakota there are many types of eye surgeries available to correct a personís vision. One of the safest surgeries is PRK surgery, also known as photorefractive keratectomy surgery. This is a laser procedure that is able to correct many vision problems. Some of these problems include nearsightedness and farsightedness. This can be accompanied by astigmatism or not. The laser that is used in this procedure is unique in that it does not harm the tissues in between the layers of the eye and the cornea, where the laser will do its job to correct the vision.

People who have the common eyesight problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness have an irregular shaped cornea on most occasions. The PRK surgery can penetrate through the layers of the eye to change the shape of the cornea. The epithelium layer is removed with a solution made from alcohol and the epithelium layer is discarded. In LASIK surgery, an incision is made in the eye to create a corneal flap so that the surgery can take place. In LASEK surgery, the epithelium layer is put back in place when the surgery is complete. With the PRK surgery the epithelium is not put back in place. Instead, the body regenerates this layer of tissue and it grows back.

Many doctors in North Carolina prefer this surgery over other laser eye surgeries because it is safe and highly accurate. The effectiveness is seen in the many patients that have experienced great vision improvement. It can take between one to three months for the eye to heal after the surgery. PRK surgery may cause more discomfort and a longer healing time than other surgeries, but it is highly effective. The full benefit will be experienced after about a year.

The average cost of PTK surgery in North Dakota is about $1,200 per eye. The price can be higher if there are many vision problems or extensive problems that need to be corrected. The doctor will determine if the patient is a good candidate for this procedure during the examination appointment before the procedure takes place. This is an elective surgery so insurance companies do not normally pay for the cost. There are many different financial plans that an eye doctor may have available that can help the patient make monthly payments. This is common for patients who do not have access to this amount of cash on hand or people who may be on a budget.

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Eye Center of North Dakota
620 North 9th Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
Bergstrom Eye & Laser Clinic
2601 South University Drive
Fargo, ND 58103
TLC Vision
3003 32nd Ave Suite 8
Fargo, ND 58103
Raymond Larsen, M.D.
916 5th Avenue N.E.
Jameston, ND 58401

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