PRK: 1st Generation Corneal Laser Refractive Surgery
In Advanced Surface Ablation with Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), the visual correction is made directly to the cornea surface after the top cellular surface has been removed.
However, visual recovery generally takes longer than with other procedures and can be accompanied with some discomfort. Often patients are on eye medications for a longer period of time (several weeks to months) and are away from work for approximately 7-8 days.
One key advantage for PRK is that no flaps are created.