What is PRK?

PRK, also known as photorefractive keratectomy, is an elective procedure designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Prior to LASIK, PRK was the vision correction choice, and differs from LASIK as there is no corneal flap created. PRK may still… Read More ›

A History Lesson in LASIK

In the early 1950’s, Spanish scientist Jose Barraquer developed the first microkeratome (used to create corneal flaps) and in 1970 the Excimer laser was born. In 1983 PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was developed at Columbia University by Dr. Steven Trokel, and… Read More ›