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How LASIK is different from PRK?

Hi!!
I'm a researcher. Last year my research was on cancer and its various treatments. This year I'm focusing on the different types of treatment for eye care. I have read about LASIK from a blog which helps the people who are troubled with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. I have read that there would be problems like flap complications, dry eyes and temporary discomfort and visual disturbances. Does anyone over her has undergone such situations? What was your LASIK eye surgery experiences ( http://www.clearviewinstitute.com/ )? How is LASIK different from PRK?

  1. callisy2 months ago

    In LASIK, an eye surgeon makes an incision in the cornea to create a flap of tissue. The flap of tissue is lifted so the laser can be applied to reshape the inner layers of the cornea. The computer-controlled surgical laser carefully reshapes the layers of the cornea to repair imperfections in curvature that lead to distorted vision. The corneal flap is then put back in place and heals over the reshaped part of the cornea in a few days. In PRK, the eye surgeon does not create a flap of corneal tissue. Instead, the outer layer of the cornea is removed to expose an area for a laser to reshape. This makes PRK a better choice for people whose eyes meet certain criteria. Such as having thin corneas or chronically dry eyes. The most significant differences between PRK and LASIK are the initial discomfort and the speed of visual recovery. Recovery from PRK takes a little longer than from LASIK because the outer layer of the cornea needs time to heal. Both surgeries are safe and effective and carry a very high rate of patient satisfaction. Choosing between PRK and LASIK is a decision best made in consultation with a trained eye doctor who specializes in laser eye surgery.

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