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A Look at PRK and LASIK

Have you heard of LASIK? I’m sure you had and you have also heard how it can help us achieve perfect vision. The interesting is, not many of us have come across the term Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). PRK is also a pretty well-practiced laser eye sugery that has been practiced in many countries for more than 20 years.

With that mind, let me compare PRK versus LASIK. What are the similiarities and the variations. At the end, you will need to find out which procedure is suitable for you. The reading will equip you with the good enlightenment so that you can converse with the eye doctor more intelligently.

The common traits of PRK and LASIK:
1) There is no pain during the whole process
2) Each must apply medication for the eyes immediately after the surgical operations
3) Each require some many weeks of recovery from the surgical operations
4) Each are effective to deal with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism

The interesting thing is that both processes have practically the same outcome in getting the perfect vision. A lot of people have seen good vision with either PRK or LASIK.

However, The interesting thing is that both of them have totally different procedures, but achieves the similar outcome.

Now here are some differences:
1) Clients with specific corneal problems or corneal scar problems have to go for PRK, not LASIK
2) You need to wear a lens “bandage” for a few days
3) LASIK requires an additional step which is the creation of a flap
4) PRK doesn’t need to create a flap, but accesses the cornea’s inner layers by taking out the thin outer layer of the cornea

While there are some main differences, both procedures are safe. If you want to know which is more suitable for yourself, you have to consult a well-known eye surgeon who is able to examine your eyes to decide which is best for you. This article should equip you with some knowledge so that you are competent to discuss with an eye surgeon with more confident.

If you are living in Singapore, be sure to visit this website: Singapore LASIK

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