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keratectomy

 [ker″ah-tek´to-me]
excision of a portion of the cornea; kerectomy.
photorefractive keratectomy a procedure to correct errors of refraction in the eye by using an excimer laser to remove a portion of the anterior part of the cornea, which changes the refraction by creating a new radius of curvature.

PRK

PRK

photorefractive keratectomy.

PRK

abbreviation for photorefractive keratectomy.

PLK3

A gene on chromosome 1p34.1 that encodes a serine/threonine-protein kinase involved in cell cycle regulation, response to stress, and Golgi disassembly.

PRK

Photorefractive keratectomy, see there.

PRK

Abbreviation for photorefractive keratectomy.

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

A procedure that uses an excimer laser to make modifications to the cornea and permanently correct myopia.
Mentioned in: Myopia, Radial Keratotomy
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The technological advances and new production techniques used by Leuze electronic in the build of the new PRK 3B offers maximum functional reliability and handling convenience coupled with an optimum cost-to-performance ratio.
The study, which included 100 eyes with myopia or myopic astigmatism corrected by LASIK and 100 eyes corrected by PRK surgery, measured how well the patients maintained the ability to focus, as well as any changes in visual distortion 10 years after surgery.
By the mid-1990s, PRK - photorefractive keratectomy - had become an accepted method for fixing myopic eyes.
Other than the slower recovery of best-spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) and uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) with this procedure, as compared with myopic PRK, there were no significant complications.
Dr Milne also outlined a very effective pain management regimen that, in his view, has virtually eliminated the pain issue associated with other surface ablation procedures, such as PRK.
This entire process, Epi-LASIK, produces virtually instant visual results similar to LASIK but with the stable long-term visual outcomes of PRK.
To the extent that the contents of this release include forward looking statements, they involve risks and uncertainties, such as the ability of the Company to acquire, at reasonable prices, retail optical chains, the uncertainty of the acceptance of PRK, the availability of new and better ophthalmic laser technologies or other technologies that serve the same purpose as PRK and other risks that are described in the Company's SEC reports, including its 10-K for the period ended December 31, 1995 and its 10- Q for the period ended June 30, 1996.
performance of PRK by optometrists creates a risk of serious harm to
ophthalmologists at the Toronto facility in photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, the initial procedure approved by the FDA.
the company will offer photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, commonly known as laser vision correction.
Reinstein is an internationally recognized expert in the safety of LASIK and the customization of Lasik and PRK treatments.
The new Irvine centre will offer vision correction procedures, including LASIK and PRK, to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with the advanced VISX Star S2 Excimer Laser System.