PRK: What Are the REAL Benefits?

PRK - What Are the REAL Benefits?

Are you tired of needing glasses or contact lens to see? If so, you should consider a form of laser eye surgery known as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).

In the video below, Dr. Vipul Shah discusses the benefits of getting PRK eye surgery.

If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.

What to expect during PRK

During PRK, the outermost layer of the front of your eye, known as your cornea, is removed. From there, your surgeon will use lasers to reshape the front of your eye to correct your vision.

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After your surgery, you’re fit with bandage contact lenses and prescribed eye drops to allow your eye to properly heal. From there, you’re safe to be driven home and instructed to follow up with your surgeon as directed.

PRK benefits

PRK Benefits

Most commonly used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, PRK can also be used to offset blurry vision up close from presbyopia (which is the loss of reading vision that occurs with age).

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One of the best reasons to get PRK is that it’s more structurally sound to the cornea and is your best option to avoid harmful complications that high impact work or sports could have on your eyes. It’s also especially helpful for extremely nearsighted people.

Curious if you’re a candidate for PRK eye surgery? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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Dr. Vipul Shah is an ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, cornea and external diseases, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He grew up in Florida, went to Duke University and did his medical school, internship and residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl. He then did another year of cornea training at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. After practicing in Florida for a few years, he came to Charlotte to join Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA). Vision is such a critical part of peoples experience in life and it’s a real fulfillment for him to be able to help them with that. In his free time, he loves spending time with his kids and wife, playing sports, and just hanging out.