PRK — CustomVue Photorefractive Keratotomy
Many of our patients, their families and friends have been waiting for laser vision correction to become a proven procedure for correcting a wide variety of vision disorders. For those who don’t qualify for LASIK, PRK is an option. The Advanced CustomVue laser vision correction treatment from AMO can be used in those patients for surface treatment, or prk. That includes people who are nearsighted or farsighted—with or without all forms of astigmatism, including mixed astigmatism. The Advanced CustomVue procedure offers a level of accuracy, safety and customization never before possible with laser vision correction. Special high-technology tools allow us to precisely measure and correct the imperfections in each eye, which means treatment is uniquely tailored to the individual.
PRK does not involve the creation of a flap; rather, the treatment is applied directly to the corneal surface. PRK has seen a great resurgence in the past few years, thanks to the improved technology and greater understanding of the limitations of LASIK in certain eyes.