PRK Laser Eye Surgery at The Eye Clinic of Texas serving greater Houston in Galveston, Texas City & League City.

By Da-Thuy Van, D.O.

The Eye Clinic of Texas began performing PRK in greater Houston & Galveston during the FDA Clinical Trials in 199X. With over 20 years of clinical experience with PRK we can confidently state that PRK has withstood the test of time in terms of safety, efficacy and predictability. The PRK procedure is somewhat similar to LASIK in that a laser is used to reshape the cornea in order to correct your vision. The key difference between PRK and LASIK is that no “flap” is created during PRK. Instead, the laser is used to produce your optical correction by reshaping the outermost surface of the cornea, rather than under a flap, as in LASIK. PRK requires the removal of a thin layer of the corneal epithelium, which may produce varying degrees of temporary discomfort for up to a few days after your treatment. In general PRK provides a slower visual recovery than LASIK.  With PRK, our eye surgeons will often prescribe additional medications and a thin, soft bandage contact lens to make you more comfortable for a few days after your treatment. PRK has a distinct place for some patients. PRK is recommended for those patients:

  • Whose corneas are too thin to have LASIK or even Bladeless LASIK safely
  • Whose corneas display evidence of scarring from infection or trauma
  • Who are in certain military assignments or roles and who are active or reserve military personnel.

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You should feel free to discuss any fears, concerns, questions or thoughts about PRK or any Laser Eye Surgery procedure for Laser Vision Correction with our eye doctors or the staff. Our staff is available to answer any questions or to address any needs you may have regarding Laser Vision Correction at The Eye Clinic of Texas. We will be pleased to spend whatever time is necessary to review any information about the PRK procedure, what to expect on PRK or LASIK surgery day, follow-up care, fees and affordable “no money down” easy monthly payment plans that will fit into your budget.

Patients wishing to learn about Laser Vision Correction & PRK in greater Houston are invited to schedule an appointment for a Free Consultation at The Eye Clinic of Texas by phoning us Toll Free at 800-423-3937.

For a complete review of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK, LASIK risks, LASIK complications, contraindications to having LASIK, possible LASIK problems and LASIK side effects you may visit www.fda.gov or www.seewithlasik.com.