The Difference Between LASIK And PRK Eye Surgery

The Difference Between LASIK And PRK Eye Surgery

There are a few different types of laser eye surgery, each focusing on different eye conditions that affect your sight. LASIK eye surgery and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) are two of them.

The main difference between the two procedures is that in LASIK, a thin flap is created on the outer epithelial layer of the cornea in order to expose the treatment area, while in PRK the cornea’s entire epithelial layer is removed.

Due to the removal of the outer epithelial layer of the cornea, recovery from PRK surgery is slightly slower as it takes a few days for the layer to regenerate and cover the eye fully. Patients may also experience blurry vision for a few days and some minor discomfort that will be treated with steroidal eye drops. Recovery from LASIK is much faster, with vision stabilizing more quickly and patient’s experiencing little discomfort. In both cases, results are similar with patients experiencing a dramatic increase in the quality of their eyesight.

Both procedures are considered to be exceptionally safe and your eye surgeon will take into account your eye conditions and your specific needs before recommending the procedure that will bring you the best possible results.

Considering Laser Eye Surgery? Speak To Our Miami LASIK And PRK Specialists

At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, all of our clients qualify for a free eye exam and consultation for vision correction. We will give you a full assessment, answer any questions you have about LASIK eye surgery, our state-of-the-art vision correction equipment and the surgery cost. We will also consult with you about our affordable financing options. If you require treatment or surgery, our eye surgeons can offer you the most advanced procedures to treat your eye conditions. If you have any questions or want to find out more about our services, please contact us today.

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