Are you tired of wearing contacts or glasses? Do you struggle with blurry vision but aren't a good candidate for LASIK?
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is an alternative for those who can't undergo LASIK but still want the benefit of perfect vision.
Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey in Whippany, NJ, offers PRK using precise laser technology and advanced techniques.
What is Photorefractive Keratectomy? An Effective Alternative Laser Eye Surgery
PRK is another form of refractive surgery that corrects common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It perfects the patient's vision and eliminates the need for contact lenses or glasses for most people.
Am I a Good Candidate For PRK Surgery?
People who have a thin cornea are recommended for PRK. This is because, during LASIK, your doctor is required to create a corneal flap to reshape the remaining tissue underneath. Having a thin cornea makes creating this flap very difficult. Through the PRK procedure, the entire outer layer is removed making it the preferred option for people with thin corneas.
People who hold active jobs, like the military, or perform strenuous activities or exercise, like boxing, are recommended for PRK. Certain jobs and activities can put a patient's eyes at risk for injury. If a patient has undergone LASIK, they have an increased chance of their flap becoming dislodged and causing complications.
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With over 40 years of ophthalmology experience, Dr. Miller can provide you with a comprehensive plan to meet your vision needs and produce the results you've been wanting.
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What To Expect During PRK Treatment
The entire procedure takes only around 15 minutes.
What Are the Side Effects Of PRK Surgery?
While considered safe and effective, there is a possibility of side effects with any refractive surgery. The most common side effects include blurred vision, mild pain or discomfort, and dry eyes. These symptoms should subside within the first few days or weeks as your cornea heals itself.
You should call your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Signs of Infection
- Cloudy Eye
- Over or Under Correction
- Corneal Scarring
Steps To a Smooth Recovery After PRK Surgery
Avoid Touching Your Eyes
Patients should remain conscious about rubbing or touching their eyes in the following weeks after their procedure. Rubbing and touching your eyes can lead to corneal scarring, infection, or other complications.
Use Medications As Directed
Your doctor may prescribe pain medication or eye drops to help manage symptoms after your procedure. We typically recommend Thera Tears Nutrition (an Omega-3 oral nutritional supplement) and Restasis (prescription eye drops for dry eyes). It is important to keep your eyes moist after surgery as dry eyes can become itchy and increase your urge to rub or touch them.
Most daily activities can be resumed within 24 hours. However, more strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a few weeks following your surgery.
Avoid Eye Strain
You should avoid straining your eyes in the weeks following surgery. If you are going outside, be sure to wear sunglasses or protective eyewear so your eyes will not be strained from the brightness.
We Can Help With Costs
Many insurance companies do not cover PRK or other laser correction procedures. However, we offer financing options so our patients do not have to live with the daily limitations of wearing glasses or contacts. With CareCredit® financing, payments can be divided into budget-friendly monthly payments. Contact us if you would like to learn more.
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