The Differences between PRK and             LASIK eye surgeryPRK is a sort of refractivesurgery to correct myopia(nearsigh...
• Just like LASIK, PRK makes  use of an excimer laser to  reshape the cornea.• Though PRK recovery  takes a bit longer tha...
Some main differences between   these two types of eye surgeryhttp://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-laser-eye-surgery.html
Procedure• LASIK eye surgery consists of creating a  corneal flap and then restoring it after laser  treatment. With PRK, ...
Healing Time• PRK has slower recovery than LASIK.  With LASIK surgery, the recovery time is nearly  immediately or by the ...
Discomfort and Complication• There is no risk of flap complications during or  after the procedure with PRK laser eye  sur...
Bandages Requirement• There is no need of bandages or stitches after  LASIK while a bandage contact lens is needed  with P...
Thanks for your attention!• For further information about PRK laser eye  surgery visit:  http://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-...
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  1. 1. The Differences between PRK and LASIK eye surgeryPRK is a sort of refractivesurgery to correct myopia(nearsightedness),hyperopia (farsightedness)and astigmatism. PRK LaserEye Surgery was the firstform of laser eye surgeryfor eyesight treatment andis the predecessor to thewidespread LASIK http://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-technique. laser-eye-surgery.html
  2. 2. • Just like LASIK, PRK makes use of an excimer laser to reshape the cornea.• Though PRK recovery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly implemented and has advantages over LASIK for some patients.
  3. 3. Some main differences between these two types of eye surgeryhttp://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-laser-eye-surgery.html
  4. 4. Procedure• LASIK eye surgery consists of creating a corneal flap and then restoring it after laser treatment. With PRK, there is no flap creation. The surgeon simply removes the outermost skin of the cornea called the epithelium, and then uses the laser to reshape the cornea in the same way as LASIK.
  5. 5. Healing Time• PRK has slower recovery than LASIK. With LASIK surgery, the recovery time is nearly immediately or by the day after procedure• The healing time of PRK surgery is about for a few weeks. http://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-laser-eye-surgery.html
  6. 6. Discomfort and Complication• There is no risk of flap complications during or after the procedure with PRK laser eye surgery.• PRK can cause more discomfort than LASIK the first few days after surgery http://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-laser-eye-surgery.html
  7. 7. Bandages Requirement• There is no need of bandages or stitches after LASIK while a bandage contact lens is needed with PRK. Once the surface of the eye is healed, the bandage contact lens is eliminated http://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-laser-eye-surgery.html
  8. 8. Thanks for your attention!• For further information about PRK laser eye surgery visit: http://www.eyehealthcare.net/prk-laser-eye- surgery.html
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