South Dakota PRK Surgery

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South Dakota PRK Surgery

People who are tire of the hassle of glasses or wearing contact lenses may turn to laser eye surgery as a solution to this problem. PRK surgery, also called photorefractive keratectomy is a type of laser eye surgery that is minimally invasive and has fewer risks than other surges of this type. People who opt for this procedure may have common vision problems such as farsightedness or nearsightedness that needs correction. They may also have astigmatism along with the other vision problem. This surgery is able to reshape the cornea of the eye without damaging any other part of the eye.

The cornea of the eye is often misshaped when people suffer from nearsightedness or farsightedness. Vision correction surgery such as PRK can correct this by changing the shape of the cornea so that light can refract correctly into the retina. When this is done, these people can see without the use of glasses. This procedure is generally performed in a surgical center or an eye doctorís office in South Dakota. There are many within the state that uses this surgery quite frequently to correct their patientís vision. The results of this surgery are very good since the laser is highly accurate.

On the day of the procedure, the patient will need to bring a driver with them, because they cannot drive afterwards. The eye doctor will put eye drops in the patientís eye that will numb the area so no pain can be felt. The doctor will prop the eye open with a special set of small forceps, and will begin the surgery. The doctor uses an alcohol solution to loosen the epithelium layer of the eye. This layer is a protectant film that covers the cornea. The doctor will point the laser directly at the cornea and reshape the top of it without damaging any other part of the eye.

The cost of PRK surgery in South Dakota is an average of $1,200 per eye. This cost is not usually paid for insurance companies. The reason is that it is usually considered an elective procedure. There are several options for patients who do not have the full sum of money available at the time of surgery. Many doctorsí offices offer financial plans that allow the patient to break up the sum and make monthly payments until it is completely paid off. This makes it much easier for patients how have low incomes or may be on a tight budget, but really want to have this surgery to see without glasses or contact lenses.

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Black Hills LASIK Center
2800 Third Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Slingsby & Wright Eyecare
240 Minnesota Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Vance Thompson Vision
1310 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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