PRK: An Alternative to LASIK


For patients whose corneas are too thin for LASIK, PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy) is a viable treatment option.

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DR. GREGORY STAINER: PRK stands for Photo Refractive Keratectomy and it’s an alternative to LASIK in patients whose corneas are too thin to support the LASIK procedure. LASIK is a subtraction procedure where we actually sculpt part of the cornea and remove it. In some certain patients we can’t do that because their corneas are too thin, so what we do is we go ahead and etch their prescription on top of their corneal surface and that’s PRK.

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