Photorefractive keratectomy

What is Photorefractive keratectomy?

Photorefractive keratectomy or LASEK are laser eye surgery procedures intended to correct a person's vision, reducing dependency on glasses or contact lenses. In this excimer laser is used to ablate a small amount of tissue from the corneal stroma at the front of the eye, just under the corneal epithelium.The outer layer of the cornea is removed prior to the ablation.

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Hello, I'm 18 years old and I had PRK Eye Surgery 8 days ago, the bandage lenses that were on my eyes were removed allready, I want to know if...

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prk is laser refractive surgery. It is advisable to avoid any intoxication after surgery these are haluci nogenic, is possible to make injury after...

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Hello I had PRK surgery and I was prescribed the use of Lotemax 4 times a day for the first month after surgery, 3 times a day for the second month...

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It seems from the history that you have undergone PRK surgery and you are prescribed with lotemax eye drops for 3 months.
Lotemax eye drops...

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hi,i had -5.50 number for both my eye as a teenager.i had laser procedure prk in 2003.after four months doctors told me that i still had around -1...

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What you apparently have is a progressive myopia..This has to be followed up.In such cases the power can still...

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