Wisconsin PRK Surgery

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Wisconsin PRK Surgery

PRK surgery is a laser eye surgery that stands for photorefractive keratectomy. This laser surgery is used to correct a personís vision problems caused by nearsightedness or farsightedness that is either accompanied by astigmatism or not. The procedure uses a unique method of accessing the cornea and does not use a metal blade to cut the eye at all. This is a very accurate and highly successful procedure used by many eye care professionals. Many people who cannot have traditional LASIK eye surgery because their cornea is too thin or they suffer from extreme dry eyes can have the PRK procedure.

The surgery will begin with the doctor putting special anesthetic eye drops in the patientís eye to numb it so they do not feel pain. This can take about ten minutes to take effect. The doctor will keep the eye open using a special tool so the eye will not close while working. The epithelium layer which is the protectant film that covers the cornea is removed with an alcohol solution. This loosens the layer so it can be removed. The laser beam is pointed at the cornea and it is reshaped. The eye doctor is looking through a special microscope tool that allows them to see in the patientís eye.

After the surgery is completed, the doctor will put a temporary clear contact lens that covers the cornea since the epithelium layer is removed. This layer is regenerated by the body and will regrow in about three days. The doctor will remove the contact lens bandage at this time during a follow up visit. The doctor typically puts antibiotic drops as well as anti-inflammatory drops in the patientís eye to prevent infection and to keep the discomfort to a minimum. The patient will feel mild discomfort during the healing process, which can take between one and three months.

The cost of the PRK surgery in Wisconsin averages about $1,300 per eye depending on the severity of the vision impairment that the surgery is correcting. The cost of the surgery can also depend on the type of surgical center or eye doctorís office where the surgery will take place. There are many levels of eye surgeons, and some have more experience and higher credentials, so the cost can vary according o this factor. The cost of this laser eye surgery is typically lower than with some of the other laser eye surgeries.

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Alexander Eye Institute
250 N. Metro Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
Milwaukee Eye Care Associates
500 West Brown Deer Road, Suite #110
Bayside, WI 53217
Hale Vision Laser and Implant Center
20350 Water Tower Blvd., Ste. 200
Brookfield, WI 53045
The LASIK Vision Institute
18110 W. Bluemound Road
Brookfield, WI 53045
BayCare Clinic - Green Bay Eye Clinic
2253 West Mason Street, Suite 100
Green Bay, WI 54303
Anderson & Shapiro Eye Care
1200 John Q. Hammons Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53717
Davis Duehr Dean
1025 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53715
Verre Young Eye Clinic
N89 W16785 Appleton Ave.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic
710 Wolske Bay Road
Menomonie, WI 54751
DeCarlo Eye Center
2500 N Mayfair Rd., Ste 340
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Gerald Clarke Ophthalmic Surgery
509 S Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Allen Eye Care Associates, S.C.
4060 N. Main Street
Racine, WI 53402
Northeast Wisconsin Vision Center, Ltd.
1080 Fond du Lac Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Larson Eye Care
1442 North 31st Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Gundersen Lutheran
1330 North Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
N19 W24075 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Eye Care Specialists
10150 W. National Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

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