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Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Before the invention of LASIK, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was the most common type of laser vision correction and is still used on a regular basis today. PRK involves removing the outermost portion of the cornea called the epithelium. The cool beam Excimer laser reshapes the surface of the cornea allowing light to focus properly on the retina. A bandage contact lens is then placed on the eye while the eye heals. This contact lens will be removed within a week of the procedure. As the epithelium regrows, vision will fluctuate. Best corrected vision will take several weeks to months to achieve as the healing process takes place.


At Baker Eye Institute in Conway, cataract surgery has benefited countless patients whose vision was fading, many who were nearly blind. Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. David Littleton Baker, can help reintroduce you to a world of clear vision. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cataract surgery and the difference in IOLs.

If you live in the Conway or Little Rock, Arkansas region and would like further information about cataract surgery, schedule a vision consultation at Baker Eye Institute today. We pride ourselves on offering the latest advances in cataract surgery, including premium lens technology.


Providing excellence in eye care for over 18 years, Baker Eye Institute offers advanced treatment for medical and surgical diseases of the eye and eyelid. Dr. Baker helps restore the vision for patients throughout the state with an advanced no-stitch cataract surgery. You likely know someone who has already had the procedure done and is enjoying their renewed vision.


Schedule your eye care appointment with Baker Eye Institute by simply filling out our online form. For your convenience we have provided patient forms online so that you may print them and fill them out prior to your appointment.


Baker Eye Institute values the importance of vision. We have taken great length to provide our patients with Financing Options so that their vision doesn't become a burden to their lifestyle.