by Robert n Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) With PRK, rather than forming a flap, the top surface (epithelium) is scraped away. This corneal abrasion takes three or four days to heal, resulting in moderate pain and blurred vision in the short term. It was thought that these drawbacks were outweighed by the theoretical advantage that PRK…

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by anthony P. Before a LASIK procedure Before a LASIK procedure your eye surgeon will assess detailed measurements of your eye. Then he or she will use a special type of cutting laser to precisely alter the curvature of your cornea. With each pulse of the laser beam, a tiny amount of corneal tissue is…

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by Jennifer t LASIK/ Refractive Surgery If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASIK surgery is right for you. LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery that can help you not wear glasses for distance. There are several variations of laser refractive surgery. LASIK is the best known…

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