PRK, or Photo Refractive Keratectomy, was the first procedure performed using the excimer laser, which corrects vision by reshaping the surface of the cornea. After the reshaping, a bandage contact lens is placed over the cornea for comfort and healing. Visual recovery improves over the first week and patients return to the office for monitoring during the healing process. PRK is a safe, effective treatment for patients with nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as astigmatism.
PRK is an excellent refractive surgical technique and may be perfect for patients who do not qualify for iLasik.