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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.
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.
The procedure preserves the structural integrity of the stroma and is expected to minimize discomfort, shorten the length of visual recovery, and reduce the incidence of haze associated with other surface ablation procedures, such as PRK and LASEK.
This entire process, Epi-LASIK, produces virtually instant visual results similar to LASIK but with the stable long-term visual outcomes of PRK.
Epi-LASIK combines the best of today's most popular refractive surgeries, LASIK and PRK, but does not require the surgeon to cut the patient's cornea or apply alcohol as is done in comparable procedures.
Buck performs refractive LASIK & PRK along with comprehensive eye care including cataract, glaucoma, eyelid, eye muscle and diabetic laser surgery.
In addition to LASIK, the section includes detailed information on refractive procedures such as custom LASIK, LASEK, PRK, LTK, CK, prescription inserts, and investigational procedures for presbyopia.