In a matter of minutes, an ophthalmologist permanently reshapes the cornea in a procedure with a five- to seven-day recovery period
About This Deal
- During the blade-free photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK) procedure, the ophthalmologist removes the outermost layer of the cornea (the epithelium) before reshaping the cornea with a laser to correct vision. The epithelium then heals over the exposed surface. Patients may experience some discomfort for about five to seven days while the epithelium heals, and maximum vision recovery can take several weeks. The results are similar to LASIK, and many patients experience 20/20 or 20/40 vision postprocedure. This deal also includes one year of follow-up visits.
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About NoVA Eye MD
Dr. Nisha Patel not only takes care of her patients' eyes with laser vision correction, eye-disease screenings, and cataract surgery, but she also takes time to help with the eye-care needs of the underserved. The board-certified ophthalmologist has volunteered in the Fairfax Hospital Lions Eye and Washington Hospital Center's resident eye clinics, and while she was an ophthalmology resident, she initiated a residents' elective program that led her on a surgical and medical ophthalmology mission to Liberia. The compassionate doctor also participated in another mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, and she offers Spanish translation services at NoVA Eye MD. To further care for people, Dr. Patel alleviates dry eye caused by medications, dehydration, or Lifetime-movie marathons, and she helps people feel younger with eyelid rejuvenation surgery also known as blepharoplasty. Additionally, Dr. Patel performs routine eye exams and cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Fillers and Kybella.