Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Eye Surgery In NYC

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Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery has become extreme­ly pop­u­lar since surgery was first used to improve our nat­ur­al vision. In the 30 years, there have been sev­er­al new advance­ments and tech­niques avail­able and each has its pros and cons.

While you are prob­a­bly famil­iar with LASIK surgery, pho­tore­frac­tive ker­a­te­c­to­my (PRK) surgery is an excel­lent option for some patients that are not good can­di­dates for oth­er types of pro­ce­dures. To ensure the best results pos­si­ble, our award-win­ning sur­geons take all fac­tors into account and rec­om­mend the best solu­tion to our patients.

Refrac­tive eye surgery involves reshap­ing the cornea to clear up any refrac­tive vision errors such as near­sight­ed­ness, far­sight­ed­ness, or astig­ma­tisms. PRK was first intro­duced in 1987 and quick­ly became an excel­lent solu­tion for var­i­ous vision impair­ments to reduce or elim­i­nate the depen­den­cy on glass­es and/or con­tacts. Unlike LASIK, the pro­ce­dure used in PRK surgery makes it more suit­able for cer­tain types of patients.

What is PRK Surgery?

Dur­ing PRK, our sur­geons remove the epithe­li­um, out­er­most lay­er of the cornea with the Amoils Brush, and then uses a cool laser beam to reshape the cornea with the pur­pose of cor­rect­ing for the diag­nosed refrac­tive errors. Unlike LASIK, there is no flap cre­at­ed in the epithe­li­um dur­ing PRK surgery, so to pro­mote healthy heal­ing, a soft con­tact lens is applied to the eye to serve as pro­tec­tion while the eye heals.

Why PRK?

Sev­er­al rea­sons and fac­tors lead indi­vid­u­als to choose PRK over LASIK. The first rea­son is that they may not be suit­able can­di­dates for LASIK. The two most com­mon dis­qual­i­fy­ing fac­tors are chron­ic dry eyes or corneas that are too thin. As no corneal flap is cre­at­ed with PRK, patients with chron­ic dry eyes may be far less affect­ed dur­ing the recov­ery process, and less cornea tis­sue is dis­turbed in PRK than what is
nec­es­sary to make a LASIK flap.

The oth­er main rea­son that peo­ple will choose PRK over LASIK, despite being a good can­di­date for both, is because PRK is much more appeal­ing for those with active lifestyles. Since there is no resid­ual corneal flap present, PRK patients will nev­er expe­ri­ence flap-relat­ed com­pli­ca­tions that LASIK patients can expe­ri­ence in sports, cer­tain types of jobs, etc.


At Dia­mond Vision in Man­hat­tan, we uti­lize the lat­est and most effec­tive tech­nolo­gies to give our patients the most sat­is­fac­to­ry expe­ri­ence and results pos­si­ble.

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