, has been one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures in medicine since its inception. Along with its sister procedure, LASIK, PRK has helped tens of millions of people around the world to lessen their dependence on glasses and contact lenses for clear vision, with most of them being able to discard these visual aids altogether. The vast majority of patients – reports have suggested up to 99 percent – have been satisfied with the results of their PRK surgery, giving it one of the highest patient satisfaction profiles in the history of medicine.
At Maida Custom Vision, we are proud to have success rates that compare favorably with national averages. The PRK success rates at our Jacksonville, FL eye care center are approximately the same as the national success rates, which is to say that most of the patients who undergo PRK at Maida Custom Vision are able to bid farewell to their glasses or contacts for good.
Would you like to find out whether you are a good candidate for PRK? If so, schedule your initial consultation at Maida Custom Vision today.
The Safety Profile of PRK
One of the reasons that PRK has such a high success rate is that it has an exceptional safety profile. Although it is associated with risks, as is any surgical procedure, serious complications are extremely rare, especially when candidates are carefully screened. It is particularly well suited for patients with thinner corneas for whom LASIK might be considered a risky procedure. While LASIK requires the creation of a hinged flap in the outermost layer of the cornea, the epithelial layer, PRK simply removes the epithelial layer altogether. As a result, PRK avoids the number-one complication associated with LASIK, namely complications with the corneal flap. These complications often result from patients with thin corneas being allowed to undergo the LASIK procedure.
Of course, at Maida Custom Vision, our meticulous screening processes preclude patients who are unsuited for LASIK or PRK from undergoing either procedure. This helps to ensure high success rates for both procedures. The skill and experience of Dr. Jerry Maida and the fact that he uses only the most advanced technologies and techniques also help to promote our high PRK success rates.
Dr. Maida has been using the excimer laser in vision correction procedures for more than two decades, making him one of the most experienced doctors in the nation in his field. He is also the only corneal refractive specialist Northeast Florida who has dedicated his entire practice to refractive surgery.
It is little wonder, then, that Maida Custom Vision has PRK success rates that compare favorably with the national average success rates of:
- Approximately 95 percent of patients achieve 20/40 vision or better.
- Approximately 70 percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better.
Learn More about PRK Success Rates
To learn more about PRK success rates at Maida Custom Vision, or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jerry Maida, we invite you to contact our eye care center today.