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Category: PRK

PRK After LASIK: Understanding PRK Enhancement Surgery after LASIK

Why would you need to consider PRK after LASIK? The vast majority of patients report permanently improved vision after LASIK surgery. However, there are a few rare cases in which someone may need additional eye treatment to reach their optimal vision. That’s where vision enhancements come in, including PRK enhancement surgery. Learn about when the top LASIK surgeons in Houston advocate for PRK after LASIK, how PRK is different from LASIK surgery, and more.

Understanding the Difference Between PRK and LASIK: Why PRK May be Your Better Option

Recently, some of our patients have asked, “What is the difference between PRK and LASIK?” It’s a great question, and one you should also be asking if you’re considering corrective eye surgery. While both PRK and LASIK eye surgeries correct your vision by reshaping the cornea, the procedures differ in recovery time, methods used, and patient eligibility.

Determining Which Corrective Eye Surgery is Right for You

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Half of all Americans have poor eyesight, according to a study from the National Eye Institute. Some studies estimate higher, with 3 out of 4 American adults needing vision correction. With such widespread vision problems, an increasing amount of Americans are exploring different types of corrective eye surgery. You may be wondering, “which eye surgery is best for me?”

LASIK or PRK?

LASIK Surgery Houston

At the Eye Center of Texas, we want to make sure our LASIK and PRK patients can see clearly and have the healthiest eyes possible. This means carefully screening our patients and doing whatever we can to prevent complications. While wavefront LASIK allows excellent custom laser eye surgery results, there are some cases in which LASIK is a poor option for vision enhancement. With that in mind, let’s consider why corneal thickness is so important. What Is LASIK Surgery? LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure that involves the use of lasers to reshape the cornea, which is the topmost central…

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Pasadena, TX 77504

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Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Webster, TX 77598

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Katy, TX 77450

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Park Place Professional Building 100 Medical Center Blvd Suite 118

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276