Tennessee PRK Surgery

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Tennessee PRK Surgery

Tennessee has several surgical eye centers or doctorís offices that offer quality laser eye surgeries. One of the most successful surgeries is the PRK surgery. This is a special type of laser eye surgery that can correct the vision with a laser. The unique aspect of this procedure is that it uses no metal blade to cut through the layers of the eye. The laser can penetrate through these layers leaving the eye unharmed until it reaches the cornea. The laser will correct the shape of the cornea without going through the whole cornea.

Other laser surgeries such as LASIK surgery makes an incision to cut a corneal flap to access the cornea in order to reshape it. Some people cannot have LASIK due having tin corneas that can be damaged during the surgery or excessive dry eyes. These patients are however candidates for the PRK surgery, because it will not go through the cornea. This procedure is used by many eye surgeons because it is a minimally risky procedure that is able to correct a personís vision. People who have farsightedness or nearsightedness that is accompanied by astigmatism or not can have vision correction with PRK surgery.

In Tennessee, the average cost of the PRK surgery is an average of $1,200 per eye. This amount can vary according to the surgeonís expertise and how experience they are. Other factors that affect the price include the amount of correction that needs to be. Due to the fact that this is considered to be an elective procedure, many insurance policies will not cover this. Most eye doctorís offices will have financial options that the patient can use. These include a line of credit that a patient can make monthly payments until the entire amount is paid off. This is a fantastic option for people who do not have this type of cash on hand.

This is an outpatient surgery and the patient can return home directly after the procedure. They will need a ride home because they will not be able to drive. It is best for the patient to make these arrangements before the surgery. There is no need for general anesthetic for this procedure. Instead a topical anesthetic is used in the form of eye drops to numb the eye. The epithelium layer is removed with an alcohol solution that loosens the tissue and allows for easy removal of this layer. The surgery will only take about 15 minutes to complete.

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Woolfson Eye Institute
7405 Shallowford Road Suite 320
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Pomerance Eye Center P.C.
1801 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Tin Laser Center
930 Oak Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Eye Centers of Tennessee
15 Iris Lane
Crossville, TN 38555
Franklin Eye Center, P.C.
3326 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 200
Franklin, TN 37067
Loden Vision Centers
907 Rivergate Parkway
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Eye Health Partners
1150 Eagletree Lane
Huntsville, TN 35801
University Eye Consultants
1928 Alcoa Highway
Building B, Suite 324
Knoxville, TN 37920
Eye Care Center Associates, P.A.
1421 McArthur Street
Manchester, TN 37355
Southern Eye Associates
5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 950
Memphis, TN 38119
MECA Eye and Laser Center
6485 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
TLC - Memphis
795 Ridge Lake Blvd., Suite 103
Memphis, TN 38120
Stones River Eye Center
171 Heritage Park Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Vanderbilt University
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
Shofner Vision Center
2021 Church Street, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
Wang Vision Institute
1801 West End Avenue, Suite 1150
Nashville, TN 37203
Cornea Consultants of Nashville
2400 Patterson Street, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37203
Refractive Surgery Center
200 New York Avenue, Suite 130
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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