For those who don’t know, LAZIK (stands for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is the most popular of the modern methods of Laser Eye Surgery for correcting vision. Considering complications and enhancements, Dr. Park appears to have a very good reputation. Most of them have experienced problem free surgery from him.
The Korean law also has dynamic documents presenting the current rates of a particular doctor’s procedures; taking into account of how many surgeries has been performed, how many patients he has treated, what were the complications and the overall success rate.
If you have physical and emotional issues with LAZIK, you can go ahead with PRK surgery. PRK is slower, more painful, but in many ways it’s safer. If your cornea is too thin, LAZIK would be extremely risky. The LAZIK surgery is based on making an incision in the side of cornea, lift it open and slim down the cornea from the middle downwards (inside). If something goes wrong, you are the next applicant for a corneal transplant. The PRK surgery is all about shaving off the top layers of the cornea until the preferred width is reached. In simple words, a wider surface area to heal, and you will be off work for almost a week. Even though the procedure is painful, it’s much safer and has very less chances of going blind. Even if something goes wrong, no need to worry, you just have to do it all over again. But Korean doctors most likely recommend LAZIk because it’s less painful and you can get back to work in a few days.
However, you can under go a surgery only if it suits you. Some people are not suitable for any kind of surgery.
Source: Dave’s ESL Cafe Forums