Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK is a type of refractive surgery and was the first laser vision correction technique. During this procedure, your ICON Eyecare surgeon removes the thin, outer layer of the cornea to access deeper layers to reshape the cornea using a computer-guided laser. The laser removes microscopic amounts of tissue to create the exact corneal contours needed to sharpen vision.
The whole process usually takes under 10 minutes per eye. PRK is often seen as a traditional LASIK alternative because it can be performed on patients who cannot have LASIK due to thin corneas. PRK eye surgery can correct certain eye conditions such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.