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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, this vision correction occurs by changing the shape of the cornea through the removal of corneal tissue. While PRK has now mainly been replaced by other refractive procedures, such as LASIK, SMILE, and ICL, it is well-established with a proven history of safety and effectiveness. It is still the preferred method of vision correction for certain branches of the military and can also be an excellent option for people with a low prescription. Furthermore, PRK is often performed as an enhancement surgery following LASIK.
Dr. Paul C. Lee, at CCRS, has been performing PRK with a very high success rate since 2000.