Type of Surgery

In PRK surgery, the eye is held open with a speculum (A). The gel-like coating on the eye, called the epithelium, is scraped away (B). A laser is used to reshape the cornea and improve vision (C). The epithelium repairs itself in a few days (D). (Illustration by GGS Inc.) In PRK surgery, the eye is held open with a speculum (A). The gel-like coating on the eye, called the epithelium, is scraped away (B). A laser is used to reshape the cornea and improve vision (C). The epithelium repairs itself in a few days (D). (Illustration by GGS Inc.)




Other Information

Surgeons aim for results of 20/20 or better so that you can perform most daily activities without your glasses. However, there is a possibility that after surgery, you may need to wear reading glasses or corrective lenses for at least some activities.


-Eye Surgery Education Council

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