PRK


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PRK

abbreviation for
(Surgery) photorefractive keratectomy
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PRK

abbr photorefractive keratectomy. V. keratectomy.
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While PRK tends to have longer recovery times and more pain than LASIK, the risk of corneal damage is dramatically lower.
Our results support the findings of numerous short-term studies that found no significant endothelial cell loss after LASIK and PRK," the authors said.
For standard applications with a scanning range up to 400 mm, the PRK 3b series has extremely good black-and-white performance and reliable switching operation irrespective of the object and background properties.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- Both LASIK and PRK eye procedures are safe and effective, according to results of a 10-year study presented today at the Academy of Ophthalmology's 2006 Joint Meeting.
In 2001, when he was eligible to apply to NASA's civilian astronaut program, the Air Force began granting PRK waivers for fliers.
However, Catharine Chisholm, a research fellow at the Applied Vision Research Centre at City University, London, and vice president of the British Society for Refractive Surgery, says PRK has now been superseded by LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis).
As with PRK, the excimer laser is used to remove microscopic amounts of tissue, not on the surface of the eye but in the deeper layers.
With PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, the surgeon cuts away at the surface of the cornea.
Surgeons were using Photon's lasers for PRK to treat nearsightedness.
To be a candidate for PRK, a patient must be nearsighted, at least 21 years old, have stable, healthy eyes and should not be pregnant or nursing.
study, 270 patients with varying degrees of myopia had one eye treated with either PRK or LASIK.
com/, an international health care technology company specializing in the science of aging, with a focus on developing products for skincare and dermatologics, today announced successful results in its initial clinical trial of PRK 124, a new cytokinin anti-aging compound.