Oklahoma PRK Surgery

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Oklahoma PRK Surgery

Laser eye surgery is a type of eye surgery that corrects a personís vision by using a laser. There are many types of surgeries that use a laser to correct a personís vision. One of the safest laser surgeries is the PRK surgery. This is a photorefractive keratectomy that can correct common eyesight problems such as farsightedness and nearsightedness with or without astigmatism. In the PRK procedure, a cool beam laser light is pointed directly at the cornea of the eye to reshape it. Before this is completed, the epithelium is removed with an alcohol solution that weakens it and loosens the layer so it can be removed.

This surgery can be done on people who are unable to have LASIK surgery performed due to conditions such as thin corneas, dry eyes or other cornea problems. This is due to the fact that the layers under the cornea are not perforated or disturbed. The surgery can be a fantastic option for people who no longer want to wear glasses or contact lenses but are unable to have other eye surgeries. The doctor will examine each patient and determine if they are good candidates for this procedure before the surgery.

The cost of PRK surgery in Oklahoma is an average of $1,200 per eye. This can more if there are complicated issues with the vision that need to be addresses. Many high end surgeons that are highly esteemed in the eye surgical profession may charge more. They usually have much more experience. This is an elective surgery so the insurance company is not likely to cover the costs. There are plenty of financial options for those who do not have the money upfront. The eye doctor usually has information on what financial plans they can recommend. These plans usually include making monthly payments each month until the total amount is completely paid.

The healing time for PRK patients is normally between one and three months, although it can take up to a year to see the full vision benefits. Some people are able to obtain 20/20 vision with no corrective lenses after the procedure, although 20/40 is still considered to be a success. The patient will have follow up visits with the eye doctor after the procedure to gauge the course of the healing time. There will be some mild discomfort after the surgery until the eye has healed, but the outcome is typically very successful.

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Omni Eyecare
1333 West 33rd St.
Edmond, OK 73013
Triad Eye Laser Center
3131 Military Blvd.
Muskogee, OK 74401
Dean McGee Eye Institute
3500 NW 56th, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Weir Laser Associates
8100 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Cockrell Eye Care
1711 West Sixth Street
Stillwater, OK 74074
Midtown Eyecare
1701 S. Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120

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