The PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) procedure was actually developed before LASIK laser eye surgery. With PRK, Dr. Kelly uses a laser to re-shape the cornea just like LASIK does — but PRK is an ablation technique, which means the laser is used to remove tissue from the cornea’s outer surface.
PRK Eye Surgery Procedure in New York City and Long Island
In the LASIK procedure, a portion of the cornea is lifted away from the eye and the tissue beneath it is altered. Because the unaltered corneal tissue is replaced over the altered cornea (acting like a natural bandage), healing is much faster after LASIK. However, PRK is more effective in certain situations.
When is PRK More Effective Than LASIK?
- When the corneas are thin
- When the corneas are oddly shaped
- When the cornea is steep in contour
- When the patient suffers from lazy eye (amblyopia)
When You Can Expect Results
Full vision correction with PRK can take several weeks to become apparent. Like LASIK, many people who undergo PRK achieve vision of 20/20 or better. The results you can expect will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Why Choose Dr. James Kelly?
With over 20 years as one of NYC and Long Island’s most experienced laser vision specialists, Dr. Kelly and Kelly Vision Center have performed over 100,000 laser eye surgery procedures.
Our reputation for excellence is highly reviewed online. Along with proudly serving our third generation of patients, Dr. Kelly is a top choice by athletes, celebrities, and fellow doctors.
Dr. Kelly offers an above-and-beyond personalized experience from beginning to end to ensure optimal patient care and comfort during every procedure.
Kelly Vision: Your Center for Excellence and Quality
As a highly specialized, board-certified refractive surgeon with LASIK as a primary service, Kelly Vision Center offers a boutique experience where you are more than just a number. This is why Dr. Kelly offers highly personalized, one-on-one care in which he is with you every step of your journey, from your first consultation to your very last follow-up. As an individual who experienced poor vision himself, Dr. Kelly wants to improve your eyesight and eye health and liberate you from being dependent on glasses and contacts. If you’re interested in laser eye surgery, we invite you to come discover why Kelly Vision Center is the trusted choice for vision correction surgery in NYC and Long Island.