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LASIK vs PRK

While both surgeries aim to reshape the cornea to improve vision, they differ in their approach and recovery. Below is a detailed comparison of LASIK vs PRK:

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LASIK VS PRK

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) are both very popular, inexpensive refractive surgery procedures designed to correct common vision problems, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. While both surgeries aim to reshape the cornea to improve vision, they differ in their approach and recovery. Below is a detailed comparison of LASIK vs PRK:

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis):

Procedure:

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy):

Procedure:

Choosing Between LASIK and PRK:

Ultimately, the choice between LASIK and PRK depends on various factors, including corneal thickness, individual preferences, and the surgeon’s recommendation. Consulting with an experienced ophthalmologist is crucial to determine the most suitable procedure based on your unique needs and circumstances.

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