Surgeons use Custom PRK to treat:
Many people ask “what the difference is between PRK surgery and LASIK eye surgery?”
The difference is that we perform Custom PRK on the top surface of the cornea after removing or lifting the corneal epithelium rather than the corneal flap. Custom PRK is the right procedure for people with large pupils, or thin or structurally unique corneas, and for individuals involved in contact sports.
Therefore, if you are not a candidate for LASIK or SMILE, you may want to consider Custom PRK surgery instead. These procedures deliver the same result.
The success of your Custom PRK laser surgery lies with preparation. This includes careful screening by our vision care specialists to ensure that you are a good candidate, and stand to regain improved eyesight. To achieve this, you will also need to do your part by following pre-op instructions, and taking note of post-op care.
Preparing for bladeless or flapless surgeries like PRK is similar to LASIK:
Undergoing a PRK laser treatment can do wonders for your vision, mobility, and quality of life. At Clearview, our eye surgeons are committed to your safety and the success of your PRK laser eye surgery, from initial consultation to post-op care. We take great care to follow the highest PRK treatment standards, use the latest technology, and devote ourselves to excellent patient care and long-term vision health.
Both are excellent procedures with similar risk profiles and rates of success. The visual recovery of PRK can sometimes take longer and medicated eyedrops are used for a longer period. It is very patient dependent as to which procedure is best. This will be determined during your consultation and after reviewing final tests
It can take up to 3 months. Initially for the first 3-5 days there may be some mild pain, light sensitivity, watering, discomfort, and fluctuating vision. Mild vision fluctuations may occur while the eye is healing for up to 3 months. Most people are visually functional during the healing process
PRK recovery is associated with some soreness and discomfort, but it can be well managed with cool compresses, artificial tears and over the counter painkillers
Your vision correction is permanent once your eyes have stabilized
Dear Dr. Kranemann, Many thanks in the nice, smooth and trouble free cataract surgery you carried out on both my eyes at Clearview Institute. I would like also to extend my thanks to all the staff of clearview. They are efficient, kind hearted and very helpful.
Dr. Kranemann is exceptionally intelligent and experienced. He is passionate about achieving perfect results for his patients, and proved it by correcting my father’s vision perfectly. We are very happy and grateful and highly recommend Dr. Kranemann.
Had the new vision correction procedure SMILE. WOW is all I can say. Life without glasses is amazing. Great surgeon and medical staff. Will refer his expertise on to family and friends.