PRK - Laser Refractive Surgery

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Quiz: Do You Understand PRK?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

PRK can be an effective treatment for patients with astigmatism.

Explanation:
PRK can correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
2

During PRK, the ophthalmologist removes the epithelium.

Explanation:
During PRK laser eye surgery, the ophthalmologist removes the epithelium (the surface of the eye) and applies an excimer laser to resurface, blade or vaporize the tissue on the surface of the cornea.
3

LASIK has the longest recovery time, followed by PRK and SMILE.

Explanation:
There’s a longer recovery time after the PRK procedure compared to SMILE or LASIK. It can take six to eight weeks for your vision to fully recover.
4

You'll need to wear a bandaged contact lens after PRK.

Explanation:
Patients require a bandaged contact lens following the procedure, because the epithelium has been removed.
5

Dry eyes are a side effect of LASIK but not PRK.

Explanation:
The side effects from PRK can include dry eyes and glaring halos at night.