Each patient is required to read and sign the Informed Consent for
PRK refractive surgery. This document will give you an overview of
the PRK refractive surgery procedure, alternatives to PRK refractive
surgery, vision threatening complications, and non-vision threatening
Please download a copy of the Informed Consent and bring it with you
to your appointment.
Consent (PDF - 391k)
Addendum: Consent for Bilateral Simultaneous PRK - (PDF - 94k)
Addendum Mitomycin-c (MMC) with Refractive Surgery - (PDF - 147k)
Related Information About PRK Refractive Surgery:
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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?
Each patient is different. Most patients experience an improvement immediately.
Vision gets better over the following weeks.
Will refractive surgery hurt?
During the procedure, a strong topical anesthetic is used to numb the
eye. Generally, only pressure is felt during the procedure.
Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses
and/or contact lenses, but PRK patients still may benefit from reading
glasses or distance glasses when they desire perfect near or distance
Will my insurance cover PRK Refractive?
Most health care coverage considers PRK Refractive surgery an elective
surgical procedure and does not cover it.