What is PRK?
PRK also known as Photorefractive Keratectomy is a procedure that involves moving the outer surface layer of cornea and reshaping the cornea. It can treat those with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure only takes 5-10 minutes and can be done in the doctors office. PRK uses a laser and a solution to strengthen the cornea. It does not require the creation of a flap like LASIK. Therefore, there is less risk associated with PRK for patients who actively participate in sports, they don’t have to worry about a LASIK flap being dislodged.
Matt was tired of wearing contacts. While he was perusing a career as a professional in MMA he wore his contact lenses while performing as a amateur. However he was unable to compete professionally with his contact lenses in. So a eye surgery would be in order to move forward. During his consultation with Dr. Boxer Wachler, PRK was recommended. Since this procedure requires no incision it allows him to participate in more risky activities such as professional fighting. PRK is considered “safe” vision correction option for individuals that participate in contact sports or for patients who might not be a candidate for LASIK due to thin cornea or large pupils.
It took Matt about a month to heal from this procedure completely. This has allowed him to participate professionally in the MMA and over he is amazed at the results it has given him. He says:
“I am now taking professional fights with a smile.”
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is an eye surgeon who specializes in vision correction and Keratoconus treatments. If you are having difficulties with your vision and want a better quality of vision contact the office to learn about advanced treatment options. You can call 310.594.5209 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org