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Are You A Candidate for PRK?

At Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates, serving Memphis TN, and the surrounding areas, we provide PRK surgery for those dealing with refractive vision errors. Keep reading to find out whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure.

What Is PRK?

PRK stands for Photorefractive Keratectomy. This type of refractive surgery, performed by an eye surgeon, addresses vision problems that are a result of the shape of the cornea. This surgery can help to correct vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Who Should Get PRK Surgery?

PRK surgery is considered the original refractive surgery as it was approved by the FDA before LASIK. PRK is often used for patients who are not good candidates for regular LASIK. Those who have very thin corneal tissue, often cannot have LASIK performed. However, a thin corneal tissue will not stop you from having PRK done. For those who are dealing with presbyopia, you should note that this procedure will not help with this disorder. Presbyopia is caused by the aging of the eyes, it is not caused by the shape of the cornea. PRK surgery corrects a misshapen cornea.

Other Criteria

It is crucial that any candidate for this surgery is in good overall health and has a stable eyeglass prescription. This means that you are not currently dealing with any worsening of your vision.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist for Refractive Surgery in Memphis 

If you are interested in learning more about PRK surgery, or if you need any of our other ophthalmologist services, please contact us at Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates, serving Memphis TN, and the surrounding areas. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment for you. Call us at (901) 767-3937 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.

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