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Looking for input from those who have had it done. Was it worth it? Pros? Cons?


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I chose to get PRK over lasik in august of 2017. Couple days extra recovery time, but worth it to me over the chance that the corneal flap shifts or anything, no matter how small the odds may be. The first day felt fine and could already see better, days two and three were miserable, constant burning/irritation, just keep using your wetting drops, they gave me numbing drops too but those slow down the healing process. Day four was less bothersome and everything was pretty clear. Day five was fine, no irritation really. I only had to deal with dry eyes for a month or two, just keep using the drops to help with that. Vision has been 20/15 since. 

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19 hours ago, reedal said:

I chose to get PRK over lasik in august of 2017. Couple days extra recovery time, but worth it to me over the chance that the corneal flap shifts or anything, no matter how small the odds may be. The first day felt fine and could already see better, days two and three were miserable, constant burning/irritation, just keep using your wetting drops, they gave me numbing drops too but those slow down the healing process. Day four was less bothersome and everything was pretty clear. Day five was fine, no irritation really. I only had to deal with dry eyes for a month or two, just keep using the drops to help with that. Vision has been 20/15 since. 

What is PRK? Never heard of that 


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1 hour ago, LT.Smoke said:

What is PRK? Never heard of that 

i think the main difference is in the corneal flap. prk i think they burn it away completely, leaving it to regenerate on its own, whereas lasik they slice it and fold it over, then fold it back when done. im not a doctor tho lol

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Kranny hit the nail on the head. The actual correction is the same, only difference is the road to get there. They used a rotary tool of some kind to grind away the top layer of cornea. I was in the room for the procedure less than 5 minutes. It's all done by computers, so you dont have to worry about a shakey handed doctor or anything.

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I'm too young for it, but TBH I'm of the opinion the tech has a ways to go before I'd feel comfortable with it. The process of getting it FDA approved was kind of a shit show and underrepresented the complication rates, which are now known to be between 10 and 30%.

There's some push back on it now. DYOR

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