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An Alternative to LASIK


PRK EYE SURGERY

PRK eye surgery is similar to LASIK in that it is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and yields similar results. If your corneas are too thin or your pupils are too large and you are not an ideal candidate for LASIK, you may be a candidate for PRK eye surgery instead.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LASIK AND PRK

  • RECOVERY TIME
  • STABLE VISION
  • RISK OF EYE INFECTION
  • DISCOMFORT DURING RECOVERY
  • LASIK EYE SURGERY
  • Most patients typically return to work the next day
  • Most patients have stable vision within a few days after surgery
  • Low risk of eye infection
  • Most patients feel little to no discomfort following surgery
  • PRK EYE SURGERY
  • Most patients may need a couple days to recover before returning to work
  • It can take up to 3 months to have completely stable vision
  • Moderate risk of eye infection
  • Some patients feel minor discomfort, itchiness, or irritation for a longer period of time following surgery

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La Jolla LASIK

(858) 551-4100

9834 Genesee Avenue,
Suite 428
La Jolla, CA 92037