PRK laser treatment – LASIK alternative for patients in DC, VA, MD

PRK laser eye surgery is an alternative to LASIK – PRK provides similar results as LASIK, but without creating a flap.  There are several options for laser eye surgery. PRK laser eye surgery was approved for patients in the USA over 20 years ago, prior to approval of LASIK a few years later.  The same excimer laser is used for both procedures.

The Difference Between PRK & LASIK:  For PRK, all of the treatment occurs on the surface of the eye, rather than under a flap as for LASIK.  For PRK laser eye surgery, the surface layer or epithelial layer of the cornea is removed using a brush or other device.  The healing process is slower than LASIK, since the surface cells must grow back over several days.  Good vision restored in about a week, rather than a few hours as with LASIK, so you have to be more patient after PRK.  Studies indicate that vision after PRK catches up to LASIK after about a month.

Dr. Tanchel has performed thousands of PRK laser eye surgery procedures and we can provide more information during the consultation if needed.
PRK laser eye surgery - a LASIK alternative

PRK – a LASIK alternative for patients whose job or sports make them vulnerable to eye trauma after laser vision correction.

Liberty Laser Eye Center
8321 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA 22182

(571) 234-5678

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