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PRK (Photorefractive Keratotomy) is another treatment used for people who cannot have LASIK treatment for some reasons. In this treatment, the surgeon does not create a flap. Instead, the topmost layer of the cells in the cornea is removed. Then, the area is recieves tiny pulses of laser light. After this is done, a contact lens is placed at the area to give way for new cells to grow. After a few days, the contact lens is removed. You may experience slow recovery, discomfort and fluctuations in his or her vision. But as days go by, you will notice that your vision keeps on getting clearer and sharper. It might require several weeks to get the sharpest vision that you have and for it to remain consistent.

PRK is ne of options when a patient is disqualified for LASIK procedures. It diminishes the problems that can result from creating a flap when it is difficult or not advisable to do. Although recovery could take long and it could be uncomfortable early on, in the long run, patients enjoy amazing results.

By Amjad Khokhar