What is PRK Eye Surgery?
Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is a refractive, vision correction procedure used to correct myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. Approved by the FDA in the mid-1990s, PRK surgery shares many similarities with LASIK and ultimately produces identical results. The primary differences are that PRK does not create a corneal flap and has a longer recovery time. PRK surgery is an excellent alternative for patients who may not be good candidates for LASIK. Dr. Nader Iskander, a fellowship-trained refractive surgeon in the art of correcting refractive error, has performed thousands of PRK surgeries during the last 25 years. Many patients who believed they could not correct their vision are living proof after PRK surgery with Dr. Iskander.