PRK Surgery for your better vision PRK surgery or photrefractive keratectomy is one of laser eye surgery's type

which is used to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, so people can reduce their vision problems, especially their dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Although PRK surgery was first invented in 1987 by Dr. Theo Seiler, the Food and Drug Administration didn't give permission until 1995. PRK surgery was originally performed to treat myopia by removing a small amount of the cornea with laser. How PRK surgery works Before you get through PRK surgery, you will have your doctor examine your eyes in order to find out what kind of visual correction you really need. Also your doctor will ask about your medical conditions, to make sure that you're a qualified candidate for PRK surgery. Most people don't feel pain during PRK surgery. Because your eyes will be anesthetized with special drops prior to the procedure, so you can't feel the pain. The doctor will use a computer to adjust the laser for your particular prescription. You will be asked to look at a target light for a short time while your doctor watches your eye through a microscope to make sure it remains in the correct position while the laser sends pulses of light to your cornea that painlessly remove the tissue. Same with any kind of eye surgery, you have to follow your doctor's instructions after you got through the PRK surgery. Take a proper rest, use all prescribed medications as directed and call your doctor immediately if you suspect a problem. Avoid to rub or scratch your eyes so that your eyes won't get irritated. Don't do exercise for a while, it will affect your post-surgery healing and traumatize your eyes. Side effects of PRK surgery Just like any other surgery, there can be an unexpected response from your body which might happen after getting through PRK surgery. Usually, PRK patients will experience soft discomfort such as eye irritation and watering, for 24 until 48 hours after getting through the surgery. Almost all PRK patients will experience light's sensitivity, such as mild halo. If you find it necessary, patching one of your eye may be required to encourage faster healing. Another potential side effect of PRK surgery is mild glare in your vision, in some people this can be permanent, depend of the size of your pupil in dim light. In some cases, PRK patients still need to wear glasses after getting through the PRK surgery. Summary : PRK Surgery is an alternative for correcting vision problems