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Danny Briere will have corrective eye surgery, Tuesday (May 19)

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers centre Danny Briere will have corrective eye surgery Tuesday.

General manager Paul Holmgren says Briere will have a procedure called photorefractive keratectomy. He will take a few weeks to recover.

Briere says his contact lenses bothered him at times during the season so he elected to have surgery.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Michael Fung at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Two eye surgeries in one offseason. Strange. Now somebody get Carter eye surgery.

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that center Danny Briere will undergo corrective eye surgery on Tuesday, May 19, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren.

Dr. Michael W. Fung, from Society Hill Ophthalmic Associates, will be performing the surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

"The procedure is called PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and takes about seven minutes per eye," said Dr. Fung. "He will see results fairly quickly, but the difference between PRK versus LASIK is that the visual outcome will take a few weeks before he gets to his final visual outcome as opposed to LASIK where he would be seeing better in a couple of days."

"There were times during the games this season it was kind of annoying when I was wearing contact lenses," said Briere. "They would get dry and start to bother me a little bit sitting on the bench. They told me it was a safe procedure and would be safe to play hockey so I am going to get it done."

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