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PRK Surgery Success at Abrams Eye Institute

By July 8, 2016December 5th, 2018No Comments

This patient of Dr. Jack Abrams had PRK Surgery at Abrams Eye Institute. PRK is a great option for people who are not candidates for LASIK.

“My husband had his PRK done with Dr. Abrams back in March. My husband recovered very well post surgery (especially since he was always on top of his drops and taking care of his “new” eyes to the best of his ability). My husband’s quality of life has improved drastically and we are so thankful to Dr. Abrams and his team! I believe that going with Dr. Abrams for this life changing decision was the smartest thing we could do, so much so that I decided to get PRK done myself with Dr. Abrams a month ago.”

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy is similar to LASIK because the same type of excimer laser is employed. However, rather than creating a corneal flap, the laser gently reshapes the cornea through surface application. When LASIK surgery was invented, this therapy fell into disuse, in part because of the shorter healing time required for LASIK. PRK is a precursor technique to LASIK, and while healing may require several additional days, the therapeutic effects are identical. Hence, it is still highly effective, and may provide the ideal option for patients who cannot undergo LASIK surgery.