LASIK

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LASIK vs. PRK

Poughkeepsie LASIK and PRK are laser vision treatments that both treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is the predecessor to LASIK and is still used today. The major difference between PRK and LASIK is that during LASIK surgery, a small flap is created in the cornea in order to reshape the underlying stromal layer, while in PRK surgery, the epithelial layer of the cornea is removed to access the stromal layer.

Dr. Modi Scores High on LASIK Results

When you are deciding whether to get laser vision correction surgery, you are likely considering a lot of factors - the cost, the impact it will have on your life, the different types of procedures available - but one factor you may overlook is the skill of your eye surgeon. Lots of people make the mistake of thinking that every doctor will get similar results from a procedure. But your doctor's level of experience and comfort with the procedure can produce drastically different patient outcomes.

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