At Zeldes Eye Center, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art laser treatments, including Photorefractive Karatectomy (PRK). PRK is used to re-shape the cornea, and correct nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia)
With PRK, the epithelium, or outer surface layer of your cornea, is removed. An exemer laser, controlled by a computer, is programmed to reshape your cornea. The laser removes tissue, either decreasing the curve of your cornea to correct near-sightedness, or increasing the curve of your cornea, to correct farsightedness.
After the procedure, a contact lens is placed over the cornea to promote healing. The reshaped cornea focuses light more accurately on the retina.