PRK surgery vs LASIK

Hi, it’s Dr. Chotiner from Memorial Eye Institute. When I tell people I’m a LASIK surgeon, many people ask me: “What is the difference between PRK surgery vs LASIK?”

First, let’s talk about PRK Surgery

PRK can help people with short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism and largely offers the same benefits as LASIK. Most people, however, choose PRK because they’re not suitable for LASIK, (due to their cornea being too thin).

PRK is a very safe procedure. You can still continue to work in the emergency services or in the military if you’ve had PRK, whereas you may not be suitable for those occupations after LASIK.

Now, let’s talk about LASIK Surgery

The primary difference between LASIK and PRK is that the thin layer that we replace at the end of the LASIK procedure isn’t there after PRK, so the skin of the cornea has to regrow or regenerate.

That means that LASIK has a quicker recovery time than PRK, as well as providing less discomfort following surgery.

To learn more about PRK and LASIK, please book online for a free virtual vision assessment on our website today.

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY, LASIK SURGERY

Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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M.D., F.A.C.S.

GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY, LASIK SURGERY

Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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