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PRK Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing PRK eye surgery.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Dr. Edith de Lopez

Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Eye Disease

Dr. Karla Ng Gonzalez

Ophthalmology

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Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Dr. Ricardo Acosta Gonzalez, MD

Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgeon

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850 US$

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery

A plastic and aesthetic surgery center for plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, other nonsurgical beauty procedures and postsurgical rehabilitation.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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About PRK Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is PRK Surgery?
PRK surgery, or PhotoRefractive Keratectomy, is a type of laser surgery to correct moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK surgery reshapes the cornea with a laser so that light is more effectively focused on the retina to improve vision.

How is PRK Surgery carried out?
PRK surgery, unlike LASIK eye surgery, does not use a knife or cutting laser to create a flap in the cornea. Instead, PRK surgery removes a thin layer of the cornea’s surface and reshapes the surface of the cornea to correct the vision.


What are the chances of success with PRK Surgery?
According to WebMD, PRK surgery is accurate in correcting cases of nearsightedness and around 80 percent of PRK participants have 20/20 vision one year after surgery.

How popular is PRK in comparison to LASIK?
PRK surgery is less popular than LASIK eye surgery as LASIK generally results in faster, more comfortable and more predictable healing.

Duration of procedure/surgery : PRK surgery takes around 10 minutes to complete.

Number of sessions required : PRK surgery is carried out on one eye at a time to make sure the patient has adequate vision throughout the healing process and to check the results of the surgery.

Days admitted : None. PRK surgery is an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia.

Recovery : Full vision takes longer to achieve with PRK surgery than LASIK, taking around three months for best vision.
Patients can generally return to work 48 hours after PRK surgery.

Risks : PRK surgery is a straightforward procedure with a few risks.

Risks include:

- Sensitivity to light and mild discomfort.
- Glare and halos.
- Dry eyes.
- Under- or over-correction of sight.
- Decrease in night vision.
- Scarring.
- Infection.

After care : - Treat dry eyes and prevent infection with prescription eye drops.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Some patients wear a protective bandage at night for the first few days following PRK surgery.

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