The PRK Procedure
- Rather than touching the tissue underneath the cornea, however, it reshapes the surface of the cornea itself.
- Because all adjustments are made on the surface of the eye, the whole procedure is entirely bladeless, and doesn’t require creating any flaps. This allows for incredible accuracy and minimal need for additional correction.
The LASIK procedure is the right answer for most patients who are considering refractive surgery to improve their vision. However, in patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness, the cornea may be too thin to allow full refractive correction.
In these cases, surgical implants may be the best alternative. These special devices are placed in the eyes to improve their focusing ability.