PRK Surgery from Our Ophthalmologist in Nashville
At Cornea Consultants of Nashville, our goal is to help our patients in Franklin, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding TN areas get the answers and treatment they need to improve their eye health. Many of our patients have questions about PRK surgery. Our ophthalmologist and the rest of our care team will be happy to answer your questions so you can start to see clearly and experience better vision.
What Is PRK Surgery?
Photorefractive keratectomy, abbreviated as PRK, is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It involves using an excimer laser to reshape the surface of the cornea and improve its focusing ability. Unlike LASIK surgery, which requires a small flap to be made in the cornea, PRK does not require a flap. Instead, your eye surgeon will need to remove the surface cells that lay above the cornea.
Benefits of PRK for Blurry Vision, Vision Correction, and More
PRK is an effective way to correct vision problems and has been performed successfully for the past several decades. Our ophthalmologist at Cornea Consultants of Nashville will perform PRK surgery with extreme precision, using advanced technology and techniques to ensure the best possible results for our patients. Our patients find that some of the many benefits of this type of surgery include:
- No need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery
- Improved vision clarity and sharpness
- Reduction in night glare and halos from lights
- Improved distance, intermediate, and near vision
- Minimal discomfort during the procedure and healing process
- Rapid recovery time, with most patients expected to be able to return to their normal routine within a few days of PRK
When to Visit Our Eye Surgeon
While you might want to hop on the opportunity to get PRK surgery right away, it’s important that you visit our ophthalmologist for a comprehensive evaluation first. This will allow us to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and how to best customize your treatment to achieve optimal results.
If you're unable to undergo surgery, don't worry. We'll evaluate your eyes and conduct vision tests, imagery, and other procedures to evaluate the health of your eyes and find out what's causing your vision problems. We may recommend a different type of vision correction such as glasses or contacts, lifestyle changes, or special treatments.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist Today
Don’t wait any longer to get the care you need for a healthier and clearer view of life. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our eye surgeon to find out if PRK surgery is right for you. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to answer your questions and help you get the vision correction you need. We look forward to hearing from you!