PRK or Photorefractive Keratectomy is actually one of the oldest forms of laser vision correction and came before LASIK. In the past 5 years, PRK, often under a wide variety of names, has experienced a significant worldwide resurgence in popularity. This is for a variety reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact that PRK does not require the creation of a corneal flap. This can have many advantages particularly in the setting of dry eye or thin corneas.
Over the past five years, Dr. Petelin has become one the the most experienced surgeons in United States with PRK and its various techniques used on modern day lasers. He has lectured extensively on the subject at national and international meetings and written several editorials published in reviewed literature. In addition, he has shared novel techniques with his peers and taught other surgeons his techniques. He has one of the largest modern PRK patient base in the US.
The success rate of PRK at Center for Sight far eclipses published data regarding PRK and competes equally in terms of outcomes with Intralase LASIK in our practice. The main focus of your consultation will revolve around the pros and cons of the two different techniques that both give patients an extremely attractive alternative to glasses and contact lenses