PRK offers advantages over LASIK, speaker says

NEW YORK — Photorefractive keratectomy can offer results comparable to LASIK surgery without some of the risks, according to a speaker here.In both the short and long term, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) outcomes are similar to LASIK while eliminating flap concerns and reducing the likelihood of ectasia, Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, said at OSN New York 2013. PRK also now results in less pain than traditionally has been associated with the procedure and is an easier, cheaper and quicker surgery to perform than LASIK.

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