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Refractive Keratectomy Surgery in Kennewick, WA

There's another way to permanently correct your vision if LASIK eye surgery is not an option. By providing refractive keratectomy surgery in Kennewick, WA, we offer our patients an alternative to LASIK that is also approved by the FDA. During the procedure, our refractive keratectomy surgeon reshapes the cornea to focus light better on your retina without creating a cornea flap.
Man Smiling - Refractive Keratectomy

We remove the outer layer of the cornea (epithelium) in order to directly reshape your cornea at the surface. PRK surgery (refractive keratectomy surgery) is typically used when the cornea is too thin to create a corneal flap. It is a safe, permanent, and effective solution for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
 

Why You Should Choose Refractive Keratectomy Surgery

LASIK is not for everyone. Even though it is extremely effective at correcting vision problems for most people, sometimes patients do not qualify for the procedure. At King LASIK, our surgeons have performed more than 100,000 successful LASIK and PRK surgeries. Both procedures use the same state-of-the-art, computer-controlled laser to painlessly reshape a patient's cornea. A few of the reasons our doctor may suggest refractive keratectomy surgery over LASIK include: 
 
 You have thin corneas or irregularly shaped corneas
 You are disposed to trauma (i.e., avid athlete)
 You have had radial keratotomy, retinal tears, or glaucoma surgery
 You are a soldier in the US military
 You have very large pupils
 You have irregular astigmatism

A Refractive Keratectomy Surgeon You Can Trust

Dr. Joseph King received his medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 1992. In 1996, he graduated from a distinguished ophthalmology training program at the University of South Florida. For nearly 20 years, Dr. King has provided various types of laser eye surgery for patients. He specializes in both LASIK and refractive keratectomy surgery in Kennewick, WA. As an expert and pioneer in the field, Dr. King also performs custom wavefront-technology eye surgery to ensure near-perfect vision for his patients.

More about Refractive Keratectomy Surgery

Even though LASIK is a very safe surgery, refractive keratectomy surgery is even safer. Because there is no corneal flap created with the procedure, patients have no flap-related complications, such as incomplete flaps, debris under the flaps, or inflammation. It takes a few days longer for patients to heal, but the results are just as reliable as LASIK.
Contact us to see how refractive keratectomy surgery or LASIK can help you see clearly again.
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