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  • LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) are both laser eye surgeries that correct vision problems by reshaping the cornea. The main difference is in how the surgeon accesses the cornea:
  • LASIK: A thin flap is created on the cornea, which is lifted to allow the laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. The flap is then repositioned.
  • PRK: The outer layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed completely before the laser treatment, allowing direct reshaping of the cornea’s surface.
  • LASIK typically offers faster recovery and less discomfort compared to PRK, but not everyone is a candidate for LASIK due to factors like corneal thickness and other eye conditions.