PRK surgery gives patient’s permanent results with no need for glasses or contact lenses. As a minimally invasive therapy, PRK eye surgery patients are usually back to their regular schedules in just a few days. This procedure is ideal for thin corneas and high prescription users. The PRK recovery time is relatively quick because of the high-tech equipment Dr. Columbus uses in his offices.
What is PRK Eye Surgery?
PRK or photorefractive keratectomy is a corrective eye surgery that people can have performed when they are not an ideal candidate for Lasik surgery.
These people often have thin layers of corneal tissue or high prescriptions not suitable for Lasik. Our Lasik eye doctor, Dr. Columbus, can examine your eyes and tell you if you are a candidate for Custom Lasik, PRK, or Wavefront Optimized Lasik eye surgery depending on the characteristics of your eyes and your health conditions. During PRK, Dr. Columbus will remove the outermost epithelial layer of the cornea completely before using the Excimer laser to adjust the curve of your eye. This curvature will enhance your vision and reduce the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
PRK Recovery Timeline
PRK recovery takes a little longer than typical Lasik surgery because the entire top epithelial layer of the cornea is removed and the cornea is resurfaced instead of our Lasik eye surgeon working through a flap of tissue. People often need a few days before they begin seeing improvements in their vision. Patients also have mild irritation for a few days compared to a few hours with Lasik surgery.
People living in Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, Lancaster, Scranton, and Philadelphia areas can easily schedule an appointment with our Lasik eye doctor, Dr. Columbus at 866-600-3937. Our office is happy to answer any questions you may have, and we will gladly schedule a consultation with our Lasik eye surgeon to see what type of Lasik procedure you qualify for when you visit our office. Call us today to find out how you can get rid of your eyeglasses and contacts.
Are You Considering Corrective Eye Surgery?
People in the Harrisburg, PA area who are looking for the best Lasik eye surgeons will be pleased to know that Dr. Columbus at Columbus Laser Vision is the leading Lasik eye surgeon in the area. He has personally performed more than 20,000 Lasik eye procedures since 1996. We offer various procedures available to people in the Harrisburg, Scranton, and Lancaster, PA areas.