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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 PRK procedure was performed by first marking an area of 9 mm diameter on the anterior corneal surface and debriding the epithelium with an axe blade, followed by laser application with the AMARIS excimer laser (SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH&Co.
In the PRK group, preoperative and 6 months postoperative CRF values were 10.
With high corrections, the stromal wound healing after PRK can lead to haze formation in high percentage of cases.
The FDA recently approved two laser systems as safe and effective for performing PRK on adult patients with mild to moderate nearsightedness and mild astigmatism.
Durrieet al 1 have described three wound healing types which can be helpful in following the PRK patients post-operatively.
By the mid-1990s, PRK - photorefractive keratectomy - had become an accepted method for fixing myopic eyes.