Cosmetic Laser Eye Surgery – UELC

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is another variant of laser eye surgery that predates LASIK but remains a valuable option, particularly for individuals with thin corneas. Unlike LASIK, PRK does not involve creating a corneal flap. Instead, the outer layer of the cornea is removed to expose the underlying tissue, which is then reshaped using an excimer laser. While the recovery period for PRK is longer and can involve more discomfort compared to LASIK, it avoids potential flap-related complications, making it a suitable choice for certain patients.