PRK surgery is another form of laser vision correction where the eye surgeon removes the cornea’s surface layer and reshapes the corneal bed with the laser, similar to LASIK.
PRK is usually ideal for people whose cornea may be too thin to safely allow for the corneal flap needed for LASIK. PRK corrects refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
While both PRK and LASIK vision correction result in the same visual outcome, a big difference is the recovery process between the 2 procedures. PRK recovery can take longer, and some patients have experienced more discomfort during the recovery process compared to LASIK.