Laser Vision Correction performed at Eye Care for Nevada includes LASIK and PRK . Both of these refractive surgeries are performed with the cool ultraviolet excimer laser.
LASIK involves the creation of a thin corneal flap to expose the corneal bed for the laser to reshape. The flap can be created with a surgical blade (microkeratome) or with the femtosecond laser.
On the other hand, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) uses the same excimer laser on the surface of the cornea without the creation of a flap. Each surgery has its advantages and potential risks.