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There are 3 types of surgery you will want to consider:
• LASIK or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis is most well known. This surgery cuts a flap in cornea and reshapes it by removing tissue. It is a fast procedure with healing in a day or 2 and immediate improvement in eyesight.
• PRK or Photo Refractive Keratectomy is procedure that has been around longest. Cells are removed from cornea to reashape it and improve vision. It has a healing time of a month and vision improvement is not immediate but gradual over time.
• CK or Conductive Keratoplasty is a fairly new procedure. Uses radio frequency energy applied with a hair thin device to reshape cornea. It is an extremely quick procedure with very quick healing.
Your good vision is vital so discuss each option thoroughly with your doctor before making a final decision.
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