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PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY (PRK)

PRK uses the excimer laser to sculpt an area 5 to 9 millimeters in diameter on the surface of the eye. This process removes only 5-10% of the thickness of the cornea for mild to moderate myopia and up to 30% for extreme myopia – about the thickness of 1 to 3 human hairs.

The major benefit of this procedure is that the integrity and the strength of the corneal dome is retained.

The disadvantage of PRK is that:

  1. Healing takes longer than in LASIK. It may take several days for the surface to heal and vision to sharpen.
  2. PRK is more uncomfortable for the patient
  3. Generally, PRK patients must be on postoperative drops for several weeks to months. It is for these reasons that we reserve PRK for very special situations (such as patients with recurrent erosion syndrome.)

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Mullica Hill

5 Myers Drive
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

(856) 832-4802

Blackwood

Blackwood Medical Center
141 S. Black Horse Pike
Blackwood, NJ 08012

(856) 227-6262

Cherry Hill

South Jersey Medical Center
1401 E. Marlton Pike, Suite 18
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

(856) 428-5797

Hammonton

Sail Lake Professional Center
650 S. White Horse Pike, Suite A
Hammonton, NJ 08037

(609) 567-2355

Mays Landing

Shore Health Park
5401 Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

(609) 909-0700

SurgiCenter of Vineland

251 S. Lincoln Ave.
Vineland, NJ 08361

(856) 691-8188

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