Patient Procedures at Empire Eye

PRK

The most common types of refractive surgery are LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), and implantable contact lenses (ICL).

Photorefractive Keratectomy surgery was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction. Although PRK recovery time takes a bit longer than the recovery for LASIK, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients.

Like LASIK, PRK works by reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser, the main difference is the first step of the procedure. With PRK, the thin outer layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed and discarded, prior to reshaping the underlying corneal tissue with the excimer laser. The epithelium repairs itself by growing back over the corneal surface within a few days after surgery. The procedure typically takes about 20 minutes.

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Procedure Benefits

  • PRK can accurately correct nearsightedness
  • Results come quickly
  • Your vision will be greatly improved
  • You can live life without glasses or contacts

Other Refractive Surgeries

Bladeless Lasik (LASIK)
Bladeless LASIK surgery, also known as All-Laser LASIK, is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery in practice today. LASIK can treat mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Bladeless LASIK uses a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. Learn More About LASIK

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
Implantable Contact Lens surgery differs from LASIK and PRK because it does NOT alter the structure of the eye or involve corneal tissue removal. Rather, this surgery involves obtaining an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) specific to your prescription. Learn More About ICL

Learn More About Refractive Surgery

Offering the new standard in precision cataract surgery with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery.

At our state-of-the-art surgery center, we provide comfortable, highly customized cataract procedures with precision not achievable with traditionalmanual techniques.

– Christina ARTIST / CATARACT SURGERY PATIENT
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LASIK is a surgical procedure of the front surface eye tissue developed to improve vision.

Our facility is designed to comfort patients in a professional setting. We offer you a remarkable combination of advanced surgical skill and state-of-the-art medical laser technology.

– Rebecca iLASIK PATIENT
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