Are you planning to undergo a corrective eye surgery? Can’t seem to decide between PRK and LASIK? The permanency of the results of each procedure only adds to the stress during the decision making process. That is why we have created a detailed infographic where we compare PRK vs LASIK to help your decision making process. Here are the basic differences between PRK and LASIK to get you started:
While PRK and LASIK both provide similar results, the surgery procedures are very different from each other. In PRK, the eye surgeon performs the vision correction procedure directly on the corneal surface by removing the outer layer of the cornea. The exposed area is then allowed to reshape through cell regeneration making a better choice for people with thin corneas or dry eyes.
Whereas LASIK surgeries require the surgeon to create a flap in the cornea, which is then lifted and a computer-controlled surgical laser is used to reshape inner layers of cornea to repair curvature imperfections, after which the corneal flap is replaced.
To further understand the differences between both corrective methods, take a look at the infographic below. It not only provides the key differences between both procedures, but also showcases the ideal case scenarios for those considering either surgeries, supported with facts and figures while providing the pre and post operative instructions and related details for both procedures.
It has been written in an easy-to-understand format to help you help you understand both surgeries better by comparing them on the same plane. So, go through this infographic to solve your doubts and worries related to each procedure and make a well-informed decision.
Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs with a mission of informing readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care especially LASIK. He loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels