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What happens before photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery?

Before you have PRK surgery, your ophthalmologist will give you a complete, preoperative eye exam to measure your prescription and check for any conditions that might affect the procedure. Your ophthalmologist will determine if you are a good candidate for PRK based on this examination. 

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