PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
PRK is another eye-surgery procedure available to Dr. Cano, which is especially effective for treating nearsightedness (myopia). An excimer laser is employed to sculpt an area on the surface of the eye 5 to 9 millimeters in diameter. PRK generally removes less corneal material than other procedures, thus retaining more integrity and strength in the corneal dome. PRK also allows the practitioner to make extremely accurate and specific modifications to the cornea with little trauma to the eye.
This ability to sculpt the eye, rather than cut it, opens the arena for additional vision-correction surgeries as well. Using the excimer laser in combination with various masks and computer controls, farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (misshapen cornea) can be treated as well. Only after thorough examination and consultation with Dr. Cano can it be determined if PRK is a viable option for your particular condition.