What is PRK?
PRK, also known as photorefractive keratectomy, was the first-ever laser eye surgery invented to correct vision. It transformed the medical community and provided a means for people to achieve their vision goals.
This procedure works by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea and then reshaping the underlying corneal tissue with an excimer laser. After the surgery, the top layer of the cornea grows back and the patient experiences improved vision.
Successful and efficient laser vision correction surgeries require the latest and highest quality equipment on the market. Unlike most institutions, all surgical lasers at the Excel Laser Vision Institute are purchased brand-new directly from the manufacturer and maintained by the manufacturer, rather than a third party service. This ensures that our laser technology is furnished with the newest parts, functioning at the manufacturer’s high standard of performance as approved by the FDA.
Your safety and well-being are our priority, which is why we utilize and maintain the best possible resources for your operation.
How do I know if PRK is right for me?
At the Excel Laser Vision Institute, we perform a detailed eye analysis in order to confirm your vision status and decide which treatment will best fit your needs.
We do multiple diagnostic and topography examinations and review your individual eye health by comparing an automated objective measurement to a manual measurement of your prescription. Our professionals will utilize high-quality instruments to measure your eye pressure, corneal thickness, pupil size, among other factors that contribute to your eye health and function. In addition to this, we will do an in-depth evaluation of the health of your eyes. This thorough examination allows for a better understanding of your vision status and helps you make an informed decision on your laser eye correction surgery.
What makes PRK different from LASIK?
As far as laser eye surgeries go, PRK is the most conservative option and may be preferred by some patients. Although it takes longer to heal than LASIK, for some patients with thinner corneas, PRK may be suggested as an alternative to LASIK in order to best conserve the eye tissue.
PRK maintains all the benefits of laser eye surgery and delivers the same desired vision correction as LASIK. Having the advantage of multiple technologies and strategies at our fingertips allows us the flexibility to choose the best option for each individual patient.
Call Now to Schedule a ConsultationWe have staff ready to schedule your free consultation. Contact our offices today: (310) 905-8622. The Excel Laser Vision Institute services the Orange County and Los Angeles area.
Why choose Dr. Moosa for your PRK surgery?
At the Excel Laser Vision Institute, we will not compromise on the quality of care or performance of surgery. Harvard-trained Dr. Moosa and our staff of experts are committed to excellence in delivery. Our practice is built upon customized evaluation and treatment programs that we think will best suit each individual patient. We make our recommendations based on an in-depth analysis of eye health and an open discussion with the patient. Dr. Moosa takes his practice very personally, so it is important for him to give each and every patient the care and attention they deserve.