ComparloCategory: GeneralWhat is the difference between LASIK and PRK?
Ahmed Ibrahim, ICT Professional asked 1 year ago

{“lhsI”:”LASIK”,”rhsI”:”PRK”}

1 Answers
Noha Osman, Assist. Prof. of Radiology answered 1 year ago

[{“cellsNumber”:1,”row”:”Definition”,”lhsI”:”Both%20LASIK%20and%20PRK%20are%26nbsp%3Blaser%20eye%20surgeries%20designed%20to%20correct%20vision%20problems%20like%20nearsightedness%2C%20farsightedness%20and%20astigmatism.%20Photo%20refractive%20keratectomy%20%28PRK%29%20came%20before%20LASIK.”,”rhsI”:”Photo%20refractive%20keratectomy%20%28PRK%29%20is%20a%20type%20of%20laser%20eye%20surgery%20designed%20to%20correct%20vision%20problems%20like%20nearsightedness%2C%20farsightedness%20and%20astigmatism.”},{“cellsNumber”:2,”row”:”Technique”,”lhsI”:”In%20LASIK%2C%20the%26nbsp%3Bsurgeon%20makes%20an%20incision%20%28with%20either%20a%20laser%20or%20a%20blade%29%20in%20the%20cornea%20to%20create%20a%20flap%20of%20tissue.%20The%20flap%20of%20tissue%20is%20lifted%20so%20the%20laser%20can%20be%20applied%20to%20reshape%20the%20inner%20layers%20of%20the%20cornea.%20%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3EThe%20computer-controlled%20surgical%20laser%20carefully%20reshapes%20the%20layers%20of%20the%20cornea%20to%20repair%20imperfections%20in%20curvature%20that%20lead%20to%20distorted%20vision.%20The%20corneal%20flap%20is%20then%20put%20back%20in%20place%20and%20heals%20over%20the%20reshaped%20part%20of%20the%20cornea%20in%20a%20few%20days.”,”rhsI”:”In%20PRK%2C%20the%20surgeon%20does%20not%20create%20a%20flap%20of%20corneal%20tissue.%20Instead%2C%20the%20outer%20layer%20of%20the%20cornea%20is%20removed%20to%20expose%20an%20area%20for%20a%20laser%20to%20reshape.”}]