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In PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), your physician uses a computerized excimer laser to reshape the cornea after the removal of the outermost layer of the cornea, called the epithelium. With PRK, the surgeon brushes off the epithelium, then applies the laser to correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.

A clear soft bandage lens is put on your eye for a couple days until the new epithelium takes hold.

Generally PRK has the same outcome as LASIK. PRK may be for you if you are not a candidate for LASIK due to certain qualities, such as thin corneas, dry eyes or large pupils.

Are You a Candidate for PRK?
To find out, call 773.296.3937 to schedule a complimentary consultation or request a consultation online.

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