How to Prepare for Your PRK/LASEK Procedure
During PRK/LASEK surgery, our skilled Long Island doctors use computer-controlled pulses of ultraviolet light to vaporize very thin layers of corneal tissue. Though the changes are microscopic, they are enough to sufficiently flatten the cornea (for patients with nearsightedness), steepen the cornea (for farsightedness), and/or smooth out corneal irregularities (for astigmatism). The surgery itself takes about one minute per eye.
The Long Island surgeons at North Shore Eye Care will examine your eyes before surgery to determine how much laser ablation (or tissue removal) you require. To do this, we use the WaveScan Wavefront™ System to analyze the eye and create a "map" of your unique visual system. Using this information, we are able to create a computerized guide that precisely directs the PRK laser when our eye doctor surgically reshapes your cornea.