NEWS

Contact Lenses and Teenagers

According to a recent article published in Health Day News when surveying 12- to 17-year-old contact... | read full article

Inflammation in Reusable vs. Daily Disposable Contacts

According to a recent study there was more ocular inflammation found with the use of reusable soft c... | read full article

One of The Best Ophthalmologists 2017

Matossian Eye Associateswas awarded Best of Bucks and Montgomery CountiesbyThe Intelligencerfor the ... | read full article

read more news stories

Take the Cataract Self Test

PRK

PRK is a form of laser vision correction surgery which eliminates the need for glasses and contact lenses in most patients, including patients with astigmatism. Similarly to LASIK, it has been performed for over 20 years across the US and the rest of the world, and numerous clinical studies and surveys demonstrated a high rate of satisfaction among patients.

Video Title : PRK Overview

View Video

The procedure is very similar to LASIK, but the corneal flap is not created. Instead, the outermost layer of the cornea is surgically removed and the excimer laser reshapes the underlying corneal layers.

Video Title : PRK During the Procedure

View Video

After the procedure, contact lenses are worn for approximately 1 week to allow the cornea to heal. As a result, the recovery period after PRK is longer compared to LASIK.

Video Title : PRK Post-Op

View Video

Similarly to LASIK, to qualify for PRK the patients must be at least 18 years old and have stable prescription in their glasses or contact lenses for at least 1 year. PRK is usually performed in cases where the cornea does not have adequate thickness to safely perform LASIK. Also, patients with recurrent corneal erosions who do not qualify for LASIK can be treated with PRK. The final visual outcomes and satisfaction rates are very similar to LASIK. Patients with keratoconus or suspected of early keratoconus should not undergo PRK. After a period of time a small portion of patients may regress and may need a mild pair of prescription glasses or laser enhancement.