Learn more about ablation (also known as PRK!). Familiarize yourself with our process and reach out to our team if you have any additional questions.
Corneal surface ablation is where a doctor removes the epithelium from the cornea and treats the refractive error on the front surface of the cornea. Corneal surface ablation is an alternative to LASIK that’s also commonly known as photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK.
When Dr. Mozayeni at Providence Eye performs PRK, patients are typically cleared to drive five days after their procedure. Vision does tend to fluctuate over a few months before it settles down to its final point, which, for ideal candidates, is typically 20/20.
Corneal abrasion is a fancy term for a scratch on your cornea. Being poked in the eye or getting something stuck in your eye can scratch the cornea and cause a corneal abrasion. Although very painful and annoying, corneal abrasion does not require surgery. Typically, a clear band-aid contact lens and proper eye drops provided by an eye care provider will keep you comfortable and help the cornea heal in a few days.