Medical Director
Dr. Ghassan Zein

Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Opthalmology Consultant

Prof. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA

Prof. Babak Larian, MD, FACS

Head & Neck Surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA

Jimmy S. Firouz, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA

Joely Kaufman, MD


Dr. Ghassan Zein

Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Opthalmology Consultant

Prof. Jorge Alió, MD


Prof. Kenneth Wright, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Los Angeles

Prof. Stephen Foster, MD



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    PRK vs LASIK

    PRK and LASIK are two procedures designed to improve and correct vision problems. In both procedures, the cornea is reshaped using an advanced and state-of-the-art excimer laser, providing patients with clearer and sharper vision. Despite their similarities, there are a few differences between these two procedures. At the Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait, our expert ophthalmologists specialize in performing these two procedures. To learn more, please contact our facility today by calling +(965)-222-89999.

    PRK vs LASIK

    The main difference between LASIK and PRK is how the cornea is reshaped. During a PRK procedure, a laser carefully brushes away the top layer of the cornea (the epithelium), allowing the excimer laser to directly reach the underlying cornea tissue below. During a LASIK procedure, on the other hand, a cornea flap is created. Acting similar to a hinge, a top layer of the cornea is moved out of the way, then set back into place once the laser has reshaped the cornea.

    In addition, there are differences between the healing times of PRK and LASIK eye surgery. Patients who undergo LASIK eye surgery typically recovery within the first few days after surgery. By contrast, PRK takes a few days longer. This is because more time is needed for the epithelial layer (the thin layer of the cornea which is removed during surgery) to grow back. In both cases, doctors will prescribe patients medication and eye drops to help deal with any post-surgical discomfort. Depending on a patient’s initial prescription and how large the treatment area was, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months before vision fully stabilizes. Within this timeframe, it’s perfectly normal to see sunbursts, halos, or glare.

    Interested in learning more about PRK vs LASIK. Kuwait experts at the Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait are ready to answer any questions you may have about either procedure. Learn more by calling +(965) 222-89999 today!

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