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The major advantage to PRK eye surgery is that it is a very uncomplicated procedure and does not require the creation of a flap. This is significant because it will not require the same degree of skill in the surgeon as the more complicated LASIK procedure. Another significant advantage to PRK eye surgery is it is available to many patients who are not ideal candidates for LASIK procedures. Patients who have thin corneas, as well as patients who have work or recreational activities which prevent them from having a procedure involving the cutting of a flap can both benefit from PRK eye surgery.