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PRK was the first laser vision correction surgery to be approved by the FDA to correct refractive error. As with all laser refractive surgeries, (the) vision correction occurs by changing the shape of the cornea through the removal of corneal tissue. While proven safe, PRK is now largely replaced by other refractive procedures such as LASIK, SMILE, and ICL for most patients. It is still the preferred method of vision correction for certain branches of the military andcan also be a good option for people with a low prescription. Finally, PRK is often performed as an enhancement surgery following LASIK.
Dr. Paul C. Lee, at CCRS, has been performing PRK since 1997.