PRK to correct
Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and
Dr. Mack advocates Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), where the laser energy used to reshape the cornea is applied directly to the corneal stroma without the creation of a flap, as in standard LASIK. With PRK, the risk of a flap complication is reduced to zero.
Why PRK versus LASIK?
Dr. Mack prefers Surface Laser Vision Correction (PRK) over LASIK to ensure the long-term stability of your eyes after the procedure. With PRK, there is no incision (or flap) made into the cornea. Thus, the strength of the cornea is better retained.
Following Surface Laser, the corneal surface must heal. This usually takes 4-6 days. While the visual recovery is longer in Surface Laser than Lasik, the results are as good or even better for some parameters.
Thinking about PRK?
Call now for a consultation with Dr. Mack to determine if you are a candidate.