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PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

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A kind of laser eye surgery designed toPRK (photorefractive keratectomy): A kind of laser eye surgery designed tochange the shape of the cornea to eliminate (or reduce) the need for glassesand contact lenses. The laser is used to remove the outer layer of thecorneaand flatten the cornea. The flattening of the cornea is intended to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism (uneven curvature of the corneathatdistorts vision). PRK is an ambulatory procedure done in the office withnumbing eye drops. It takes about a minute to do and about 3 days to heal.Noeye patch need be worn after PRK.


 

 

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